2017 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WE 96
  • JS 95
  • JL 94
  • VN 94
  • WS 94
  • JD 92
  • WA 92

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
(WE 94-96 points) Rich and warm, this generous wine balances a strongly mineral texture and acidity with ripe quince, apple and pear flavors. It is a wine for aging, likely to be ready to drink from 2023.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, April 2018
(94-95) Solid as a rock with so much zest of limes and lemons. Crush stones and limestone. Full-bodied, driven and bright.
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
Floral in nature with a fine dusting of vanilla bean, a slather of lemon curd and a thin slice of pineapple, this wine is fresh and alive with lift, sweetness and snappy yellow fruit prompting a crisp, incisive finish... Floral in nature with a fine dusting of vanilla bean, a slather of lemon curd and a thin slice of pineapple, this wine is fresh and alive with lift, sweetness and snappy yellow fruit prompting a crisp, incisive finish. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, reaching 13% alcohol and will be aged in 50% new, French oak barrels.
VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2018
(VN 92-94 points) The 2017 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a clean, precise and mineral-driven bouquet with touches of smoke and flint hovering like errant school-kids in the background. The palate is very well balanced... (VN 92-94 points) The 2017 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a clean, precise and mineral-driven bouquet with touches of smoke and flint hovering like errant school-kids in the background. The palate is very well balanced and full of energy. The acidity neatly counterbalances with saline apply fruit with great persistence on the finish, and touches of lemongrass that linger on the aftertaste. This is one of the best Pessac-Léognan whites that you will find in this vintage. -- Neal Martin
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2018
(91-94) Really bracing and pure right now, featuring lively lime zest, kiwifruit and tarragon notes. The long, rapierlike finish lingers, with mouthwatering chive and sel gris accents. -JM
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, April 2018
(90-92) The 2017 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from deep gravelly soils in the Pessac-Léognan region and is 80% Sauvignon and 20% Sémillon brought up in 50% new French oak. It’s another terrific white from this... (90-92) The 2017 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from deep gravelly soils in the Pessac-Léognan region and is 80% Sauvignon and 20% Sémillon brought up in 50% new French oak. It’s another terrific white from this vintage. Racy white grapefruit, citrus, and ample minerality all flow to a medium-bodied, exceedingly elegant, crisp, yet balanced white that’s going to put on weight with time in barrel and bottle.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018
(WA 90-92+ points) The tentative blend of the 2017 Blanc is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. It opens with pretty lemon curd, white peach and fresh pineapple notes with suggestions of honeysuckle and mandarin peel... (WA 90-92+ points) The tentative blend of the 2017 Blanc is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. It opens with pretty lemon curd, white peach and fresh pineapple notes with suggestions of honeysuckle and mandarin peel. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and zippy with wonderful purity and a long, zesty finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2017
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.