Château Malartic-Lagravière

Grand Cru Classe de Graves Pessac Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.131 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

Needs time but showed dark fruit and spices.

Needs time but showed dark fruit and spices.

Apr 22nd, 2021
Eric Guido

The nose shows mineral-infused red berry fruit with hints of sweet spice, wild herbs and rosy florals. On the palate, silky, caressing textures, nearly enveloped the 2015 Malartic Lagraviere's fine tannic structure, ushering in ripe red and blue fruits, contrasted by nervy acids creating a juicy yet tactile feel. The finish is long with a coating of tart wild berries slowly fading as hints of residual acids fizzle out, leaving a youthfully structured expression.

The nose shows mineral-infused red berry fruit with hints of sweet spice, wild herbs and rosy florals. On the palate, silky, caressing textures, nearly enveloped the 2015 Malartic Lagraviere's fine tannic structure, ushering in ripe red and blue fruits, contrasted by nervy acids creating a juicy yet tactile feel. The finish is long with a coating of tart wild berries slowly fading as hints of residual acids fizzle out, leaving a youthfully structured expression.

May 23rd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of the only six classified growths both for its red and white in Bordeaux. A blend of 53% Cab Sauv, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot & 5% Cab Franc, aged 18 months in French oak, 80% new. Rich and dark with berry aromas, complex and enticing. On the palate perfectly ripe blackberry and cherry with earthy dried herbs, some cacao and toasty spice. Fine dusty tannins, well balanced with acidity building to a great finish. Very special.

Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of the only six classified growths both for its red and white in Bordeaux. A blend of 53% Cab Sauv, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot & 5% Cab Franc, aged 18 months in French oak, 80% new. Rich and dark with berry aromas, complex and enticing. On the palate perfectly ripe blackberry and cherry with earthy dried herbs, some cacao and toasty spice. Fine dusty tannins, well balanced with acidity building to a great finish. Very special.

2 people found it helpfulAug 14th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Fresh, dark cassis and round.

Fresh, dark cassis and round.

Apr 7th, 2016
Jeffrey Woo

Inky hue. Notes of blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Medium-plus tannins and acidity. Grippy tannins. Earthy on the palate. Fantastic nose. 53 Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 Merlot, 7 Petit Verdot, and 5 Cabernet Franc.

Inky hue. Notes of blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Medium-plus tannins and acidity. Grippy tannins. Earthy on the palate. Fantastic nose. 53 Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 Merlot, 7 Petit Verdot, and 5 Cabernet Franc.

Nov 12th, 2023
Kamall

Needs more time.

Needs more time.

Jun 15th, 2023
Pierre Gourinchas

Reliable as ever

Reliable as ever

Sep 1st, 2022
Pierre Gourinchas

Never disappoints.

Never disappoints.

Feb 19th, 2022
Pierre Gourinchas

Still young. But never disappoint.

Still young. But never disappoint.

Nov 8th, 2021
Mark S.

Reddish black. Red fruits flavor first.Fig. Later on, black fruits suppresses Red and changed into solid, spicy, tabacco nuance etc. The firth day‘s taste is most delicious! Rich black currant and fruits taste. So enough decanting should be necessary. 2015 @1930, xiaduo -, 210310-210416

Reddish black. Red fruits flavor first.Fig. Later on, black fruits suppresses Red and changed into solid, spicy, tabacco nuance etc. The firth day‘s taste is most delicious! Rich black currant and fruits taste. So enough decanting should be necessary. 2015 @1930, xiaduo -, 210310-210416

Mar 10th, 2021