2020 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc
A vintage with all the hallmarks of the great years. The freshness and balance of the vintage are combined with dazzling fruit and a velvety texture. This vintage was characterized by quite extreme weather conditions. Spring was particularly wet,
but mild weather in late May-early June ensured good flowering. July brought two heat waves, followed in both cases by favorable rain. The summer was sunny with a classic Bordeaux August. A fantastic late season allowed the Cabernets' tannins to continue to mature and reach optimum ripeness. The white wines present an exceptional quality. The cool August period produced excellently balanced grapes that beautifully emphasize the aromatic profiles.
Malartic white wines are traditionally known as great cellaring wines, developing a complex aromatic palette and excellent minerality over the years. They are clean, precise, well-structured wines, with a rich range of aromas and flavours, and a certain roundness accompanied by a wonderful liveliness. Vintage after vintage, they are characterized by balance and elegance. They belong to the jewels of Bordeaux.
The Château Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Blanc (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) is a blend of Sauvignon 83% and Sémillon 17% which has aged sur lie in oak for 14 months. The freshness and balance of this vintage combined with the brilliance of the fruit and velvety texture with an ample yet complex tannin structure shows the true signature of Malartic's. Aromas of grilled pineapple, cloves, lemon zest, lime and mango. White pepper, crushed stone and also some cedar. It is medium to full-bodied with bright acidity. Layered and very long. Seriously white. Needs time to open to show its true potential Drinking from 2023.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
Ch. Malartic Lagravière, together with Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte, Dom. de Chevalier and Ch. Haut Bailly is one of the leaders in the Pessac Léognan appellation. Thanks to the Belgian owner Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie, who invested immensely, and the advice of Michel Rolland, the cru has improved spectacularly over the last 5 years. The magnificent terroir located in the heart of Léognan naturally also plays a major role.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||95|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe|