2016 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WE 96
  • VN 94
  • JD 94
  • JL 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

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Reg: $59.94

$58.94

This product is
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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
I love the deep and complex nose, in which the cassis and mint of cabernet sauvignon are beautifully married to the more generous blackberry of ripe merlot and the vanilla and toasty notes from the oak are marvelously... I love the deep and complex nose, in which the cassis and mint of cabernet sauvignon are beautifully married to the more generous blackberry of ripe merlot and the vanilla and toasty notes from the oak are marvelously integrated. On the palate it creeps up on you slowly; the first impression is ripe yet delicate, then the fine-grained tannins charge through and light up the sky. Very long finish. Drink or hold.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
(WE94-96 points) This wine is intense and concentrated, ripe in generous tropical and citrus fruits. There is plenty of lemon as well as grapefruit in the tight, mineral texture. It is likely to age well, and should be... (WE94-96 points) This wine is intense and concentrated, ripe in generous tropical and citrus fruits. There is plenty of lemon as well as grapefruit in the tight, mineral texture. It is likely to age well, and should be best from 2020.
VN 94
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a clean, precise bouquet that evokes a cold northern sea, this being one of the most saline-influenced of the Pessac whites. The palate is well balanced, with orange zest and... The 2016 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a clean, precise bouquet that evokes a cold northern sea, this being one of the most saline-influenced of the Pessac whites. The palate is well balanced, with orange zest and marmalade notes spicing up the entry, and superb weight in the mouth. The finish feels extremely long. Outstanding. -- Neal Martin
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
A terrific white that’s up with the top efforts in the vintage, the 2016 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from a 7-hectare vineyard in the Graves region and is 85% Sauvignon and 15% Sémillon raised in 55% new... A terrific white that’s up with the top efforts in the vintage, the 2016 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from a 7-hectare vineyard in the Graves region and is 85% Sauvignon and 15% Sémillon raised in 55% new barrels. It has terrific freshness and purity as well as medium body, a concentrated, layered, texture, perfumed notes of lemon curd, white grapefruits, and flowers, and a distinct sense of minerality. The whites in the vintage have a good mix of purity and richness, and this is a great example. It’s going to benefit from a year or two and drink well for at least a decade. Tasted twice, count me in as a fan.
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019
Rich, ripe, round and sweet, with lusciously textured, fresh lemon, lime, flowers, vanilla and honeysuckle, the wine is crisp, refreshing and ready to go. Read more... Rich, ripe, round and sweet, with lusciously textured, fresh lemon, lime, flowers, vanilla and honeysuckle, the wine is crisp, refreshing and ready to go. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2016+Malartic-Lagraviere
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
The Malartic Lagraviere 2016 Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon. The nose is youthfully muted, revealing subtle scents of lemongrass, crushed rocks, lime cordial and green mango with a waft of orange... The Malartic Lagraviere 2016 Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon. The nose is youthfully muted, revealing subtle scents of lemongrass, crushed rocks, lime cordial and green mango with a waft of orange blossoms. Medium-bodied, the palate features great intensity with a lively backbone and long, textured finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2018
This is lovely, offering straw, white peach, chamomile and lemon curd flavors that glide through, with a glistening salted butter note gilding the chalk-edged finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,583 cases made.–JM
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.