2015 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 375ML
  • JS 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • JL 94
  • JD 93
  • WA 92
  • AG 92

Reg: $34.94

$32.94

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Reg: $34.94

$32.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
Very vibrant lemons and limes with tropical fruit. Hints of mangeso and melon. The palate has silky, smooth fruit with seamless build and flow. Impressive. 85% sauvignon and 15% semillon. Drink or hold.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
Smoothly textured, this fruity wine offers acidity and ripe apricot flavors. The zesty, mineral texture will allow it to develop well, promising of great fruit and texture in the future. Wait until 2024.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2016
(WS91-94 points) Rich but energetic, with gooseberry, fennel and yellow apple notes forming the core, offset by bracing salted butter and thyme accents. - JM
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, August 2016
(JL94-94 points) Fresh-squeezed pomelo, lemon zest and vanilla start the fragrant aromatics, this long, fresh, clean wine is packed with lively, vanilla, lemon, orange and green apple that really stick with you. Harvested... (JL94-94 points) Fresh-squeezed pomelo, lemon zest and vanilla start the fragrant aromatics, this long, fresh, clean wine is packed with lively, vanilla, lemon, orange and green apple that really stick with you. Harvested from September 8 to September 15, the wine was produced from a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon.
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
A blend of 85% Sauvignon and 15% Sémillon, the 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc is straight up smokin’ good. Made under the guidance of Michel Rolland, it boasts tons of minerality as well as classic citrus, lime and... A blend of 85% Sauvignon and 15% Sémillon, the 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc is straight up smokin’ good. Made under the guidance of Michel Rolland, it boasts tons of minerality as well as classic citrus, lime and tangerine nuances. With terrific elegance, a fresh, elegant texture, and impressive concentration, it just another example of how good the whites are from the Graves region in 2015. Tasted three times.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
The Malartic Lagraviere 2015 Blanc, a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon, fermented in barrels, 65% of which were new and 35% of which were one year old, and the wine remained in barrel on its lees for 12... The Malartic Lagraviere 2015 Blanc, a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon, fermented in barrels, 65% of which were new and 35% of which were one year old, and the wine remained in barrel on its lees for 12 months. It features lovely lime juice, lemon zest and green apple notes with fresh straw and crushed stones plus a hint of white blossoms. The medium-bodied palate is fine, racy and refreshing with great intensity and length. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
AG 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2018
The 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has turned out nicely. The warm vintage has amped up the flavors, and yet there is a good bit of freshness as well. Melon, lime peel and white flowers gain in resonance with time in the... The 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has turned out nicely. The warm vintage has amped up the flavors, and yet there is a good bit of freshness as well. Melon, lime peel and white flowers gain in resonance with time in the glass. There is a fair amount of up-front power and resonance, although some of that tapers off on the finish. I liked the 2015 a little more from barrel than from bottle. The blend is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2015

Winery

Malartic-Lagraviere

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.