2013 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
Fresh and aromatic with green papaya and lime character. Mango too. Full body, lazer guided palate with beautifully integrated fruit and wood. A great dry white Bordeaux. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A fabulous white wine from Malartic’s 17.5 acres of white grapes, this blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon hit 13.5% natural alcohol. It offers plenty of fresh fig, honeysuckle and orange blossom notes in a dense, concentrated, rich style. The wine’s beautiful acidity and fragrance confirm that this was one of the finest white wines produced in Bordeaux in 2013. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright straw. Knockout deep nose hints at white stone fruits, grapefruit, orange marmalade, fresh herbs and minerals. Very rich, ripe and suave, boasting outstanding density and precision to the multilayered white stone fruit, citrus and aromatic herb flavors. Finishes long and nuanced, with a lingering minty pepperiness. This potentially outstanding wine is one of the year's best dry whites and one of the deepest and most complex young Malartic-Lagravieres in memory. (ID)
This wine is concentrated, dense and has superb acidity and fresh white fruits. Crisp apples, pears and spice from the wood aging are all there. Made with 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon, this is a wine for the long haul, so, if you can, wait until 2020 before drinking. Bonnet family owners are in the mix; Michel Rolland consults. (RV)
Pure, with chamomile and melon rind notes framing a core of lemon curd, white peach and mirabelle plum flavors. The long, stony finish ripples on and on. Fresh and delightful, with the balance to age. Drink now through 2017. (JM)
The 2013 Malartic Lagravière Blanc is intense, stony and finely cut, with notable energy and focus. Here, too, the Blanc comes across as a bit raw, but with plenty of potential if it comes together more fully in aging. Tasted twice. (AG)
A three-star wine.