2014 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
There are strong wood flavors in this wine, but there's also ripe fruit and ample acidity. It is an impressive wine that is balanced, rich and likely to age well. (RV)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc fulfils its potential that it showed in barrel. It has a well-defined and mineral-driven bouquet with light granitic aromas, a touch of sunflower seed and citrus peel. The palate is very well balanced with beautiful citrus fruit laced with nectarine, white peach and apricot. It feels very harmonious in the mouth, long and persistent, the aftertaste delivering a dash of spice that will put a smile on your face and leave you reaching for another sip of this excellent Pessac-Léognan Blanc. (NM)
Sliced-green-apple and lemon aromas follow through to a full body and lemon and bright apple flavors. Long, bitter-lemon aftertaste.
The 2014 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc is a dense, powerful wine endowed with serious depth. Green apple, pear and lemon peel give the wine its citrus and floral-inflected notes, but the 2014 has a real sense of gravitas and palate weight that is typical of so many whites in this vintage. (AG)
Juicy and friendly in feel, with lemon gelée, star fruit, white peach and honeysuckle notes that pick up a zing of white ginger through the finish. Lots of fun. (Web-2017, JM)