2012 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
**Cellar Selection** A dense, wood-aged wine, it brings richness, intense fruit and acidity together. It’s complex and concentrated, powerfully structured and full of yellow fruits as well as lemon juice, edged with toast. It’s a wine for aging, so drink from 2018.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fatter, richer and more honeyed than usual, this 2012 is a top-notch success. It exhibits abundant glycerin, a layered, full-bodied mouthfeel, plenty of honeyed tropical fruits (pineapples), a striking minerality and a long finish. It should drink well for a decade or more.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Spice and green-plum flavors meld beautifully in this wine that's already showing deliciously. It has a fine, mineral texture that makes it edgy and tight on the palate. Acidity cuts straight through the palate like a fine laser.
Pure vibrancy of Sauvignon-dominated fruit with an added richness from the vintage and from perfect winemaking, a very classy wine. 17.5/20pts ( 91/100pts)