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 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc 2014 is a tentative blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon that represents around half of the total crop. Picked between 10 and 26 September, yields were 36 hectoliter per hectare and after a ten-day cold settling it is currently being matured in 60% new wood, the remainder one-year old. It has a lively and energetic bouquet surfeit with dewy green apple, wet limestone and citrus scents - already vivacious and demanding the imbiber's attention. The palate is fresh and crisp with a keen line of acidity, vibrant citrus fruit with a linear, poised, marine-influenced finish, as might be befitting the label! Excellent. (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)