2014 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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WE 96 JS 95 DC 94 JL 94 WA 94 VN 92
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, April 2017

A tightly coiled rich wine that has great acidity as well as a lively structure. Touched by spice from wood aging as well as intense citrus, it is fruity, firm and strongly textured. Drink this impressive still-young wine...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, February 2017

This is really impressive with complex aromas of cream, apples, pears and stones that follow through to a full body, ripe fruit and an intense, zesty aftertaste. Drink now or hold.
DC 94

Decanter, December 2018

Pessac-Léognan is capable of surprising with its white wines, and this is tasting utterly delicious right now. From a vintage that wasn't always easy, this white has great poise, clarity of aromatics and good delivery...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2017

Lots of depth, freshness, juicy, ripe, yellow citrus, grapefruit, vanilla bean, flowers, spice and honey going on here. All that ripe, juicy, fruit, balances quite nicely with the acidity that shines through from start to...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017

The 2014 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc fulfils its potential that it showed in barrel. It has a well-defined and mineral-driven bouquet with light granitic aromas, a touch of sunflower seed and citrus peel. The palate is very...
VN 92

Vinous, March 2018

The 2014 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has an attractive bouquet with scents of lemon rind, yellow flowers and pine kernels. The oak is neatly integrated here. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and a brisk...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere of Pessac-Leognan is one of only six Bordeaux chateaux that have both red and white classified wines.

Originally Domaine de Lagraviere, the estate was purchased at the end of the 18th century by the family of Count Hippolyte de Maures de Malartic, an admiral who served in the French Navy. The estate was then bought in 1850 by Madame Arnaud Ricard, who added the name Malartic to that of Lagraviere as a tribute to the former owners.

Located on the oldest wine-producing terroir in Bordeaux, Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere’s vineyard is on a high terrace of 8-meter-deep gravelly soil over limestone and clay. It covers 53 hectares planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

in 1998, the winery became one of the first to adopt a fully gravity-driven grape transport system. After manual harvests and double sorting on vibrating tables, grapes are transported to the vats and then to the barrels only by gravity. The vat room is also highly innovative. Its octagonal layout houses 20 stainless steel vats and 10 wooden ones, all conical and temperature-controlled. Being small, each one can accommodate the fruit from specific plots for individual vinification.

After blending, the wine is left to age in a 1200-barrel capacity air-conditioned cellar with controlled humidity levels. 25 to 35% of the barrels are replaced every year with new ones from the best coopers.