2018 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407992 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This wine is full of ripe lemon and yellow fruits. A hint of wood aging gives great texture along with bits of spice and pepper. The wine is ripe, packed with fruit while also being firmly structured. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

95-96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A very dense and powerful young white with sliced-apple, pear and aniseed character and an undertone of fennel. Full-bodied. Salty and tangy. Great wine. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2018 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc comes from a 7-hectare section of Malartic’s vineyards which are planted at 10,000 vines per hectare (this is very high-density plantings). A blend of 90% Sauvignon and 10% Sémillon, it has a thrilling mineral-laced style as well as racy citrus and lime fruit, medium to full body, high yet integrated acidity, and a crisp, clean, dry finish. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Fermented in 55% new barrels and blended of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon, the 2018 Malartic Lagraviere 2018 Blanc is a little closed to start, soon opening on the nose to reveal ripe apples, Bosc pears and warm peach scents with hints of wet pebbles and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with apple and pear flavors with just enough freshness and an oily texture, finishing long and spicy. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

91-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark One of the few compelling whites of the vintage, the 2018 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc offers an intriguing combination of energy and textural depth. Green apple, pear, crushed rocks, citrus and floral notes build in an expressive white that has so much to offer. In 2018, the Blanc is 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark There's great focus on the nose here, with scents of lemon, slate, white peach and rosemary. It's definitely one of the whites with a higher level of freshness, and feels well made and carefully judged. They have achieved success in both colours in 2018, especially with the red. 55% new oak. (JA) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Racy in feel, with good cut to the mix of lemon pith, tarragon, verbena and thyme notes melding through the finish, where a lemon curd accent checks in. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

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