Château Malartic-Lagravière 2016

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 A case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
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Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016: A dense Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016 is a Classified Growth produced in Pessac-Leognan. The estate has 7 hectares of white grape varieties planted. The vines, on average 31 years old, are planted on gravel, clay and limestone. Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016 is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. The wine is aged on lees in oak barrels (55% in new barrels). 

The 2016 vintage's summer began in late June, and was very dry and hot. The vines had no problem dealing with such adversity. On September 13th, the rain allowed the grapes to terminate their maturation. Harvest started on September 19th and lasted until the 27th.

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016 is remarkably acidic, giving the wine a unique balance. The nose is aromatically enticing and the taste is beautifully dense

Parker : 93 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Malartic Lagraviere 2016 Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon. The nose is youthfully muted, revealing subtle scents of lemongrass, crushed rocks, lime cordial and green mango with a waft of orange blossoms. Medium-bodied, the palate features great intensity with a lively backbone and long, textured finish.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
White

Producer
Château Malartic-Lagravière

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulphites