Château Malartic Lagravière

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Grand Cru Classés de Graves Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Pineapple nuances initially but on settling more citrus and nuts. Waxy notes on the palate. Barrel fermented in approx 50% new oak. A style not followed widely by Australian wine makers. They should - the oak adds another dimension. The vines are planted on deep well draining gravel over clay sub soil. I love having wines like this out of the usual. I bought this at Hedonism Wines, London in July 2019. I’ve never seen this Cuvée offered in Australia but may have missed it. Back story - This Cuvée used to be 100% Sauvignon Blanc but under the ownership of Belgian businessman, Alfred Alexandre Bonnie, further investment was made and Semillon was introduced to give more complexity. Now 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon. — a month ago

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@Bob McDonald Great notes!
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Thanks Dawn. It was an excellent wine.

Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Some definite swings with this wine. Tasting for the third time in three months. Deep, funky leather earth nose. Medium body (and slightly less than the usual Malescot bod). Oak definitely there but more complimentary vs aggressive. Soft/silky tannins. Plums + herbs. If this were a blind tasting, I'd hafta peg this as a 2014-2018 Malartic Lagravières. Def tastes more Graves than Margaux. Best bottle of the three tasted. Scoring a 92.5 but rounding up with the elegance factor. With so much bottle variation (purchased separately 3x), who knows? This one is lighter for Malescot but delicious. — 3 years ago

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@Scott Rose : Good to know. My wife likes the more ripe profile type Bordeaux offerings, so as long as purity of fruit is there…
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

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@Shay A this bottle has that purity of fruit. Last bottle didn’t.
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

@Shay A this producer generally does have the purity of fruit factor tho.

La Reserve de Malartic

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This second wine of Malartic-Lagraviere is drinking just beautifully. Open nose has loads of red fruit, underbrush, savory, gravelly notes, and even a lightly-roasted beef note. Soft and mouthfilling, but light on its feet. Fruit, earthy notes, and savory, low-toned minerals on the palate. Not much tannin in the slightly drying finish. I wouldn’t keep these more than a couple more years. — 2 months ago

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Château Malartic-Lagravière

Le Comte de Malartic Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2018

From a particularly ripe year this wine is already more expressive than usual. With just 10% semillon in the Blend, the Sauvignon comes wonderfully to the fore: Ripe pear, lemon, green apple, gooseberry, beeswax, white flowers, white peach, a kiss of toasted oak, flint, struck match and wet stone. Crisp acidity, medium body and wonderfully long on the finish. It has another decade of pleasure at least but it’s hard to resist now. — 2 years ago

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La Reserve de Malartic

Le Sillage Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Second wine of Château Malartic-Lagravière. A blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. This has definitely some of the class of the grand vin and it is still very young at 10 years old. Cassis, cedar wood and Graves spiciness. Tightly structured serious wine with cassis and blueberry fruit in a frame of ripe tannin and very good spicy length. Terrific value at 23 euro for a 10 years old wine in a great vintage. No hurry to drink this, I feel there is still a lot of potential and I suspect it might benefit from another 5 years of cellaring. This is clearly an estate to watch ever since the Bonnie family took over. Abv. 14%. — 4 years ago

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Château Malartic-Lagravière

Grand Cru Classe de Graves Pessac Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Beautiful dark fruit, complimented by chocolate and tobacco, lively with resolved tannins, fantastic! — 6 months ago

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Château Olivier

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2018

Lovely white Bordeaux. The Semillon dominated at the beginning, finishing with lemon from the Sauvignon Blanc. Straightforward and nowhere as complex as the Malartic-Lagraviere, but a delicious bottle of wine. The nose had a great citrus and flower aroma. — 2 years ago

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Château Malartic-Lagravière

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Terrific nose and start, mid and ending let me a bit down. The previous 2 I had showed better so it might be that my tasting senses were in an off mode 🤔 — 3 years ago

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