Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2017

Bordeaux
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94-95 Points - James Suckling

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

16.5 Points - Julia Harding MW (JancisRobinson.com)

The pear fruit is all tied up in the oak on the nose giving an embryonic complexity. Rich and deep and so fresh. Impressive concentration and balance between crisp acidity and fruit sweetness.

Antonio Galloni

Score: 89-92

The 2017 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc pulses with energy. Green apple, pear, white flower and crushed rocks are all finely sketched in this bracing dry white. Sauvignon Blanc speaks with a real sense of authority here. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni

Decanter

Score: 92

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.

Decanter

James Suckling

Score: 94-95

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

James Suckling

Jeb Dunnuck

Score: 90-92

The 2017 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from deep gravelly soils in the Pessac-Léognan region and is 80% Sauvignon and 20% Sémillon brought up in 50% new French oak. It’s another terrific white from this vintage. Racy white grapefruit, citrus, and ample minerality all flow to a medium-bodied, exceedingly elegant, crisp, yet balanced white that’s going to put on weight with time in barrel and bottle.

Jeb Dunnuck

Julia Harding MW

Score: 16.5

The pear fruit is all tied up in the oak on the nose giving an embryonic complexity. Rich and deep and so fresh. Impressive concentration and balance between crisp acidity and fruit sweetness.

Julia Harding MW

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Score: 90-92+

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

Neal Martin

Score: 92-94

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