2014 Pessac-Leognan Blanc, Cru Classé from Bordeaux
This cuvee enjoyed fresh temperatures at night and exceptional sunshine in august, which allowed the perfect ripeness of the grapes. The 2014 Chateau Malartic-Lagravière produced an aromatically precise, full-bodied and nervous Pessac-Leognan. This wine is 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. This Cru Classé frankly expresses more exotic than citrusy fragrances (surprising fact considering the proportion of Sauvignon, which perfectly ripened and developed less conventional fragrances) mixed with woody hints that will fade at the end of the ageing process. The palate offers volume, well-proportioned thickness and accurate acidity. The wine carries serious balance and pleasant fruit on the palate.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc fulfils its potential that it showed in barrel. It has a well-defined and mineral-driven bouquet with light granitic aromas, a touch of sunflower seed and citrus peel. The palate is very well balanced with beautiful citrus fruit laced with nectarine, white peach and apricot. It feels very harmonious in the mouth, long and persistent, the aftertaste delivering a dash of spice that will put a smile on your face and leave you reaching for another sip of this excellent Pessac-Léognan Blanc.