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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 2009
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 2009
(search item no. 118116)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is very aromatic, with citrus, mango, ananas and orchard fruit, and subtle smoky notes. The soft, mellow palate is very rich and full-bodied, with a construction that is both complex and very elegant. The finish is long and expressive with a fine hint of minerality. The complex flavors and lively character of this wine suggest that it has a considerable potential to age.

Blend: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere:

  • 2004 Blanc (search item no. 101704)
  • 2006 (search item no. 123027)
  • 2009 (search item no. 111739)
  • 2009 (search item no. 111739)
  • 2010 (search item no. 121324)

About Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere:

Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of the only six classified growths both for its red and white in Bordeaux.

The Domaine de Lagravière, famed since time immemorial for its excellent terroir and this famous "hillock" of gravel. In honour of the Count Hippolyte of Malartic, admiral who served the Kings of France and owner of the Domaine in the 18th Century, the Château was renamed Malartic-Lagraviere. Bought by Michèle and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie at the end of 1996, the 53 hectares (131 acres) estate, including 7 hectares (17 acres) of white, has been completely renovated: both vineyard and technical facilities benefit from highest standards of equipment and methods of work (integrated farming, entirely gravity process…). As a result, Malartic-Lagravière is now renowned as being among the best wines in Bordeaux.