2012 Château Malartic-Lagravière Rouge, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
This Belgian-owned estate has been making brilliant white and red Graves. Another beauty in a more difficult vintage than either 2009 or 2010, the 2012 Malartic Lagraviere is further evidence of how successful this vintage was in Pessac-Leognan. It possesses a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous perfume of creme de cassis, licorice, bay leaf, lead pencil shavings and barbecue smoke. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruity with soft tannin, surprising length and an impressive mid-palate (a rarity in 2012), it should drink well for 15 years – Robert Parker. (Robert Parker score 91 – 93)
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Region & country
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Ready 2018 - 2030