2006 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan
90 points Robert Parker: "Proprietor Alexandre Bonnie has produced brilliant white and red wines at this estate's NASA space age-looking winemaking facility. I remember these wines from the early days of The Wine Advocate, and they were undrinkable swill. That is certainly not the case today. This is classic Pessac-Leognan with leafy tobacco, smoky red and black currant, forest floor, cedar, and graphite notes. It is a medium-bodied wine of impeccable purity, texture, and balance. Enjoy it over the next 15 years." (02/09) According to Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and raspberry aromas, with hints of dried flowers. Medium-bodied, with delicately chewy tannins and a medium finish. Balanced and pretty for the vintage. Best after 2011." (03/09) K&L's notes - At Joanne - Spicy wine with mineral undertones. Long and complete. Could be a value. ½* RS: Full of fresh, bright raspberry fruit, very pure, elegant wine with a lovely finish. AB: Red fruit, bright, elegant wine, very serious.