2015 was marked by a heavy drought until the end of July. A salutary month of August followed: it was fresher and more humid, allowing good ripeness and grapes of great quality in terms of aromas as well as of tannins. The 2015 Malartic-Lagravière was created in homogeneity and in ideal climatic conditions for a great vintage. It is composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. This Pessac-Leognan offers a delicious generous expression on black fruits and density on the palate; the attack is dynamic. This wine is then broad and strong on the mid-palate. The tannic structure is of high quality with a fruity texture that perfectly prevails on the ageing. The finish is concentrated and long. The whole is precisely constructed and confirms that this wine has every asset to be worth keeping.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Malartic-Lagraviere is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot that was harvested between 21 September and 7 October at 43 hl/ha, matured in 80% new oak. It has a tightly wound bouquet, a little more reticent than its peers at first, opening gradually with blackberry, raspberry coulis and strawberry pastilles. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen line of acidity, fresh and brisk with plenty of mineralité on the finish. This is a classic, serious Malartic with huge potential. Chapeau to the Bonnie family for creating a stupendous Pessac-Léognan.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Graves
- Wine Spectator : 91-94
- Country : France
- Decanter : 93
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot