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Malartic Lagravière Blanc 2018

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pessac-Léognan
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

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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Tasting Notes

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (End of Mar), March 2021

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.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 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%
Drink 2021-2026

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019

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.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, 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.

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.

Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, April 2019
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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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019
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