Grassy, vibrant and aromatic with Sauvignon Blanc typicity. The palate is lively and tangy, with pure grapefruit and a little flinty minerality. Very pure, fresh and elegant on the finish. Ideal for early consumption.
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2019|
The 2018 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc offers attractive apple blossom, pear and flint aromas on the nose, although it does not possess the intensity and drive of the best vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with orange pith and citrus notes, pineapple and a dab of ginger on the appealing finish. Fine, though it lacks the nervosité for long-term cellaring. Drink 2020-2028.
|Score: 89/91||Neal Martin, vinous.com, November 2019|
Fermented in 55% new barrels and blended of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon, the 2018 Malartic Lagraviere 2018 Blanc is a little closed to start, soon opening on the nose to reveal ripe apples, Bosc pears and warm peach scents with hints of wet pebbles and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with apple and pear flavors with just enough freshness and an oily texture, finishing long and spicy.
|Score: 91/93||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019|
A very dense and powerful young white with sliced-apple, pear and aniseed character and an undertone of fennel. Full-bodied. Salty and tangy. Great wine.
|Score: 95/96||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019|
One of the few compelling whites of the vintage, the 2018 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc offers an intriguing combination of energy and textural depth. Green apple, pear, crushed rocks, citrus and floral notes build in an expressive white that has so much to offer. In 2018, the Blanc is 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon.
|Score: 91/93||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019|
90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sémillon; 55% new oak. Barrel sample.
Strong aroma of fermentation, almost hoppy and definitely herbal. Leesy on the palate, slightly odd but certainly interesting if just a little sour on the finish. (JH) 13.5%
|Score: 15.5||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019|
The 2018 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from a 7-hectare section of Malartic’s vineyards which are planted at 10,000 vines per hectare (this is very high-density plantings). A blend of 90% Sauvignon and 10% Sémillon, it has a thrilling mineral-laced style as well as racy citrus and lime fruit, medium to full body, high yet integrated acidity, and a crisp, clean, dry finish.
|Score: 92/94||Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019|
A stunning wine with a long, smooth, billowing palate and amazingly clean acidity on the finish. This is one of the successes of the vintage.
|Score: 17.5+||Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, April 2019|