2019 Chateau Malartic-Lagravière 'La Réserve de Malartic' Blanc Pessac-Leognan
Winemaker Notes: There was a significant turning point in the work at Malartic this year. From the harvest dates to the ageing of the wines, everything was done to preserve, more than ever, the distinctive character of each micro terroir, the brilliance of the grapes and their different flavours. In the winery, this range was expressed with delicacy and precision through an extremely rigorous selection at the presses and early blending.
The freshness and the balance of this vintage combine with the brilliance of the fruit and velvety texture, with a ample yet complex tannic structure, reflecting the true signature of Malartic’s terroir.
James Suckling - "This has really nice tension with dried lemons with hints of apples and white peaches. It’s long and flavorful. A beauty. 81% sauvignon blanc and 19% semillon. (93-94pts)"
Vinous - "The 2019 La Réserve de Malartic Blanc is airy and lifted in feel. White flowers, mint, citrus confit and crushed rocks all grace the palate in a bright, easygoing second wine that is best enjoyed over the near and medium term. Floral and white pepper accents linger on the bright finish. Tasted two times. - Antonio Galloni (90-92pts)"
Vinous - "The 2019 La Réserve de Malartic Blanc has an attractive bouquet with lime flower, citrus peel and chalky aromas. The palate is well balanced with subtle tropical notes on the entry. Faint traces of pineapple and guava, lead towards a spicy middle and a finish that leaves a long peppery note in the mouth. This should be delicious. - Neal Martin (90-92pts)"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Composed of 70.9% Sauvignon Blanc and 29.1% Semillon, the 2019 La Réserve de Malartic Blanc was harvested from the 4th of September to the 16th of September. It is aging on the lees in French oak barrels for an anticipated 10-12 months. The nose is a little muted to begin, opening out with some coaxing to reveal subtle scents of fresh lemon juice, green apples, lemongrass and Bosc pears with touches of wet pebbles and allspice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is soft on the acidity with ripe, sensuous, approachable fruit and a pleasantly peppery finish. (89-91pts)"
Jeb Dunnuck - "Bright pineapple, honeyed peach, and floral notes all emerge from the 2019 Château Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc. This nicely textured, medium-bodied white has integrated acidity, good length, and is going to drink nicely right out of the gate. (87-89pts)"
|Winery||Chateau Malartic Lagraviere|
|Grape Varietals||Bordeaux Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|