2017 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • JL 94
  • WS 94
  • WE 94
  • VN 93
  • DC 93
  • JD 92
  • WA 92

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$64.94

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Reg: $69.94

$64.94

This product is
out of stock

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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... expand 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 in three years. collapse
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... expand 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. collapse
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
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. - ... expand 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. - ROGER VOSS collapse
VN 93
Vinous, February 2020
The 2017 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a very impressive bouquet with flinty, citrus fruit that evolves more discrete tropical scents with aeration, hints of dried honey, lime and mango emerging with time. The palate is... expand The 2017 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a very impressive bouquet with flinty, citrus fruit that evolves more discrete tropical scents with aeration, hints of dried honey, lime and mango emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite saline in the mouth and fine weight. A precise and quite sustained finish. This has great potential and it may improve with continued bottle age. That said, it will be irresistible in its youth. -- Neal Martin collapse
DC 93
Decanter, May 2019
Sometimes a little aggressive when young, Malartic softens after a year or so. Lots of punchy Sauvignon character on the nose. Intense, focused and lively palate, with an intriguing cedar quality. Finishes bone-dry... expand Sometimes a little aggressive when young, Malartic softens after a year or so. Lots of punchy Sauvignon character on the nose. Intense, focused and lively palate, with an intriguing cedar quality. Finishes bone-dry. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-malartic-lagraviere-blanc-pessac-leognan-cru-30732#SHUrqlbiuuEtwX2e.99 collapse
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... expand 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 their estate vineyard in the Graves region, and 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, aged 12 months on lees in 50% new oak, it’s a beautiful white to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years or so. collapse
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... expand (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 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
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.