2017 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JS 96 DC 95 JL 94 WE 94 WS 93 JD 92 WA 92
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

Attractive, fresh-lemon and grassy nuances with wild herbs and slightly flinty elements, too. The palate has such intense and fresh acidity. Fine lemons and limes and a thrillingly dry, long finish. Drink now, but better...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2021

Carafing brought out spring flower, oyster shell, fleshy peach and vivid lime aromas. Rather round, almost creamy on the palate. Excellent mid-palate sap, concentration and density, leading to a fresh finish marked by...
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...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

This wine is crisp, fruity and zesty, with a mineral texture. Its herbal character dominates, bringing in green fruits and a beautiful grassy character. The wine is developing well but will be much better from 2021. - ...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2019

Youthfully brisk, with lemon peel, yellow apple and star fruit notes leading the way. A tangy quinine streak scores the finish. Tightly wound still, so a little time won't hurt. Drink now through 2023. 1,083 cases made. — JM
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, February 2020

The 2017 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc has a vibrant, almost racy, medium-bodied style that carries classy melon and citrus fruits as well as a distinct sense of salty minerality. Coming from a 7-hectare sector of...
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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.