Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere 2014

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2014 Pessac-Leognan, Cru Classé from Bordeaux

In 2014, the harvest of the red grapes ended on October 21st under sunshine in Malartic-Lagravière. The Merlots are dense, round, opulent and offer volume. Very homogeneous, they create a true Malartic style. The Cabernets are straight, pure and long, with vibrant fruit and a present sucrosity. The tannins are voluminous and supple. This wine has every element to be complete and serious. This 2014 Cru Classé Malartic-Lagravière gives off strong notes of blackberry, smashed strawberry enhanced by light spicy and mainly peppery notes. On the palate, this Pessac-Leognan is very pleasant on tannins and is full-bodied. The finish, slightly toasted, is vibrant. This is a sappy wine. 

Parker : 92 / 100
Wine Spectator : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Malartic-Lagraviere had quite a high-toned, upfront bouquet with kirsch, crushed strawberry, iodine and iris scents that do not hold back. The palate is rounded on the entry with supple tannin, possesses slightly lower acidity than its peers yet remains balanced. There is impressive depth to this Malartic-Lagravière with a subtle white pepper/sage note towards the finish. Though it will be overshadowed by the 2015, this is a well-crafted Pessac-Léognan with the chutzpah that it showed in barrel.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
94

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
92

Allergens
Contains sulfites