Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.128 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.5

Still tight and sinewy, loaded with gravelly minerality, a fair dose of oak, and chewy black plum skin, black raspberry compote, tobacco leaf and freshly cut cedar. Easily capable of another decade in the bottle. Probably more restrained than a lot of people would like to see, but this is totally my style.

Still tight and sinewy, loaded with gravelly minerality, a fair dose of oak, and chewy black plum skin, black raspberry compote, tobacco leaf and freshly cut cedar. Easily capable of another decade in the bottle. Probably more restrained than a lot of people would like to see, but this is totally my style.

Oct 4th, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.5

Very good, but not entirely balanced.

Very good, but not entirely balanced.

Feb 25th, 2014
Paul Jakubowski

30+ minute decant but needed much much more.

Medium purple color. Nose of menthol and and cherry. French Bordeaux isn’t blatantly obvious.

Wine is fruit forward with minimal terroir. Wine is very soft with a medium finish.

Not my favorite from this vintage and probably better wines at this price point.

30+ minute decant but needed much much more.

Medium purple color. Nose of menthol and and cherry. French Bordeaux isn’t blatantly obvious.

Wine is fruit forward with minimal terroir. Wine is very soft with a medium finish.

Not my favorite from this vintage and probably better wines at this price point.

May 17th, 2019
Chris Langstaff

Far too tight upon opening, but after 2 hours in a decanter, it opened up well and became a beautifully structured classic. Could age another 10 years for sure, or open it well in advance of your meal, and enjoy it!

Far too tight upon opening, but after 2 hours in a decanter, it opened up well and became a beautifully structured classic. Could age another 10 years for sure, or open it well in advance of your meal, and enjoy it!

Jan 29th, 2019
Pierre Gourinchas

Excellent. Well below its peak.

Excellent. Well below its peak.

Jul 25th, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Нота кожи в первом носе; в развитии спелая вишня, красная смородина, чёрный шоколад, молотый перец, лавровый лист. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и мощными, но мягкие и бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Молодое, готовое, но всё ещё с потенциалом к дальнейшему развитию.

17/20 (92/100) Нота кожи в первом носе; в развитии спелая вишня, красная смородина, чёрный шоколад, молотый перец, лавровый лист. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и мощными, но мягкие и бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Молодое, готовое, но всё ещё с потенциалом к дальнейшему развитию.

May 14th, 2018
JB RAY
9.1

Grand pessac qui commence à s ouvrir , fruit , tabac on est encore sur les arômes primaires ( je ne dirais pas qui mais y en a un qui l a mis en Loire , léger nez de poivron à l ouverture 😂) il en a encore sous le pied il ne fait pas ses 12 ans

Grand pessac qui commence à s ouvrir , fruit , tabac on est encore sur les arômes primaires ( je ne dirais pas qui mais y en a un qui l a mis en Loire , léger nez de poivron à l ouverture 😂) il en a encore sous le pied il ne fait pas ses 12 ans

Apr 18th, 2017
Manny Abascal

Dark color, dark fruit, plum, cedar, some leather. Silky texture. Young, on rich side but has balance. Good value, will age well.

Dark color, dark fruit, plum, cedar, some leather. Silky texture. Young, on rich side but has balance. Good value, will age well.

Mar 17th, 2017
Cyrus Hazzard

Concierge Wine Sales Total Wine & More

9.3

Cyrus had this 4 years ago

Cyrus had this 4 years ago

Aug 16th, 2015
Kayla Young

Kayla had this 5 years ago

Kayla had this 5 years ago

Feb 10th, 2015