2016 Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge (Pessac)

Pessac-Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Style
Closure Style
drink or keep
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Wine Score
95 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019 94-96 pts, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Apr 2017 94 pts, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2017 92 pts, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, Apr 2017 16.5+ pts, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, Apr 2017 92-9
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2016 Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge (Pessac)

Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2016 Malartic-Lagraviere has a wonderful bouquet of perfumed, mainly red fruit laced with potpourri, black olive tapenade and light brine-like aromas - a bouquet full of personality. The fresh, harmonious palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity and just the right amount of salinity toward the loam-tinged finish. Bon vin from the Bonnies. 95 points

Neal Martin

The 2016 Malartic-Lagraviere is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 13-20 October at 46 hectoliters per hectare. It is matured in 80% new oak and the remainder one year old. It has a very composed and pure bouquet with blackberry, mint and just a touch of blueberry, the new oak neatly integrated and menthol developing with time. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine structure and a keen line of acidity; this is a pixelated Pessac-Leognan that exudes style and panache. There is an effortless nature to this wine and it feels so pe It softens through the mid-palate then lengthens out again on the finish, providing the full architectural experience. The tannins are well placed and careful but need time to soften; this is a wine built with ageing in mind. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, aged in 80% new oak. Michel Rolland consults. 94 points

Tim Atkin MW

Like many of the 2016 Pessac-Léognan reds, this is deceptively forward and easy to drink from barrel, with abundant red berry perfume, strawberry and plum flavours and smooth tannins and oak. But the acidity and underlying concentration will help it to age. Drink 2022-28. 92 points

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