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Malartic Lagraviere now make one of Bordeaux's top dry white wines from their 7 hectares of vineyard which are planted with 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon.
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The 2018 Malartic Lagraviere 2018 Blanc is a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon. It was fermented in oak barrels, 55% new. It opens with alluring scents of fresh pears, Golden Delicious apples and juicy peaches, followed by hints of nutmeg, dill seed and honeysuckle. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of apple and stone fruit flavors with a racy line and oily suggestion to the texture, finishing on a lingering spicy note. Drink 2022-2035.
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.
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.
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%
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.
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.
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.
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.