Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
Located at the gates of Bordeaux, Château Malartic Lagravière, a Classified Growth of Graves, is located on the oldest wine-growing terroir in Bordeaux, considered to be the most beautiful gravel “croupe” (hillock), formed millions of years ago by alluvial deposits.
The vineyard consists of 73 hectares (180 acres) of vines – including 7 hectares (17 acres) for the white wines – made up of the following grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for the red wine; Sauvignon and Sémillon for the white wine.
Comte de Malartic Blanc 2019
The white wines present exceptional quality. The cool August produced superbly balanced grapes, highlighting their aromatic profiles. 80.9% Sauvignon, 19.1% Sémillon “This has really nice tension with dried lemons with hints of apples and white peaches. It’s long and flavorful. A beauty.” – James Suckling
Comte de Malartic Rouge 2018
The reds are beautifully crafted. The Merlot offers a sublime mid-palate, with a silkiness and density that are rarely achieved. The Cabernet is spectacular, with exceptional aromatic profiles and levels of quality. The Petit-Verdots, co-fermented with the merlots, are particularly silky. 58% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot “Rich with smooth tannins and generous blackberry fruits. A soft texture, ripe fruitiness and fine depth and density all contribute to a wine that will age well over the medium-term.” – Roger Voss at Wine Enthusiast
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Rouge 2017
The Grand Cru Classé in red Malartic-Lagravière appellation Pessac-Léognan vintage 2017 keeps all its promises and once again honors the tradition of wines from the Bordeaux region. The Merlots, with the dry and warm June and July, are fleshy, round and aromatic. After the rains at the end of September, the Cabernets finish refining their tannins, preserving the freshness and thus offering extraordinary complexity, sap and silkiness. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot “Ripe, with succulent plum, cassis and raspberry fruit paste flavors, lined with liquorice and anise details, showing a well-integrated apple wood note on the finish, backed by a light scoring of tar. Exhibits lots of compact energy, so this should unwind nicely in the cellar.” – James Molesworth at Wine Spectator
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2017
The white wines present exceptional quality. The cool August produced superbly balanced grapes, highlighting their aromatic profiles. For the whites, the aromatic profiles are superb; the wines show a crisp line of acidity, good tightness and a pleasant sappiness, with plenty of fruit and a good quality framework. 80% Sauvignon, 20% Sémillon “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. ” – Janvier at James Suckling