2017 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

2017 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Critic score
92.75/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    80% Sauvignon Blanc
    20% Semillon
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Availableinfo
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2017 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has a clean, precise and mineral-driven bouquet with touches of smoke and flint hovering like errant school-kids in the background. The palate is very well balanced and full of energy. The acidity neatly counterbalances with saline apply fruit with great persistence on the finish, and touches of lemongrass that linger on the aftertaste. This is one of the best Pessac-Léognan whites that you will find in this vintage.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)

The tentative blend of the 2017 Blanc is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. It opens with pretty lemon curd, white peach and fresh pineapple notes with suggestions of honeysuckle and mandarin peel. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and zippy with wonderful purity and a long, zesty finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2018)

Powerful and intense, this has clear Sauvignon character without being grassy. There's excellent depth of expression and a bright, zippy character that leads you through the palate. High, bright aromatics and great persistency.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2018)

Sollid as a rock with so much zest of limes and lemons. Crush stones and limestone. Full-bodied, driven and bright.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)

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