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Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc, 2016
Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Pessac - Leognan- 91 Pts WA

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc, 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
4
Wine Enthusiast
95
Wine Advocate
91
Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019
2016 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale - 91 Pts WA
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The Malartic-Lagraviere 2016 Blanc has a well-defined bouquet with citrus fruit, a touch of smoke, honeysuckle and melted wax aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, saline in the mouth with good weight and yet it does not deliver the tension and mineralité of either the 2014 or 2015. It is a satisfying white Pessac-Léognan whose potential was rubbed out by the incessant warmth of the growing season.
Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points Wine Advocate

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
4
Wine Enthusiast
95
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Malartic-Lagraviere 2016 Blanc has a well-defined bouquet with citrus fruit, a touch of smoke, honeysuckle and melted wax aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, saline in the mouth with good weight and yet it does not deliver the tension and mineralité of either the 2014 or 2015. It is a satisfying white Pessac-Léognan whose potential was rubbed out by the incessant warmth of the growing season. Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
This wine is intense and concentrated, ripe in generous tropical and citrus fruits. There is plenty of lemon as well as grapefruit in the tight, mineral texture. It is likely to age well, and should be best from 2020. Barrel Sample: 94–96 Points Wine Enthusiast
Awards
Grassy, vibrant and clean, although it could have a bit more clear definition on the attack. It is full of classicism and does exceptionally well in the context of the vintage, building up over the course of the palate. A striking wine that stands out in the lineup, coming in with a final flourish of white flowers and mouthwatering citrus, with a curl of smoked minerals adding a welcome point of bitterness on the finish to focus the palate. Decanter 92 Points
Other Notes
Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of the only six classified growths both for its red and white in Bordeaux. The Domaine de Lagravière, famed since time immemorial for its excellent terroir and this famous "hillock" of gravel. In honour of the Count Hippolyte of Malartic, admiral who served the Kings of France and owner of the Domaine in the 18th Century, the Château was renamed Malartic-Lagraviere. Bought by Michèle and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie at the end of 1996, the 53 hectares (131 acres) estate, including 7 hectares (17 acres) of white, has been completely renovated: both vineyard and technical facilities benefit from highest standards of equipment and methods of work (integrated farming, entirely gravity process…). As a result, Malartic-Lagravière is now renowned as being among the best wines in Bordeaux.
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