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Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere 2016

Bordeaux - Cru classePessac-Leognan - White - 13.5°
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere 2016
$498 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML)| $83 / Unit
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Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016: A dense Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016 is a Classified Growth produced in Pessac-Leognan. The estate has 7 hectares of white grape varieties planted. The vines, on average 31 years old, are planted on gravel, clay and limestone. Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016 is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. The wine is aged on lees in oak barrels (55% in new barrels). 

The 2016 vintage's summer began in late June, and was very dry and hot. The vines had no problem dealing with such adversity. On September 13th, the rain allowed the grapes to terminate their maturation. Harvest started on September 19th and lasted until the 27th.

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere white 2016 is remarkably acidic, giving the wine a unique balance. The nose is aromatically enticing and the taste is beautifully dense

Parker : 93 / 100
J. Suckling : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Malartic Lagraviere 2016 Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon. The nose is youthfully muted, revealing subtle scents of lemongrass, crushed rocks, lime cordial and green mango with a waft of orange blossoms. Medium-bodied, the palate features great intensity with a lively backbone and long, textured finish.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

Decanter
94

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
White

Producer
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
93

On Special
No

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Classification
Cru classe

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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