Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
The wines are well-balanced with great purity of fruit, sleek and very elegant tannins, enhanced by the very successful cellar work. The whites present terrific aromatic purity and really stand out; they are so precise, polished, round and fragrant.
Blend: 71.8% Sauvignon Blanc, 28.2% Semillon
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 95-97
Straight-up classic notes of honeyed pineapple, chalky minerality, minty herbs, and spicy nuances emerge from the 2020 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc, a deep, richly textured, medium to full-bodied white with nicely integrated acidity, beautiful overall balance, and a great finish. It's one of the finest whites I've tasted from this chateau and is well worth seeking out. I like it today, yet it should have 10-12 years or more of prime drinking as well. Best After 2023.
Aromas of spearmint, fresh thyme, pears, green papaya and white lilies. Full-bodied, with beautiful structure and depth. Gorgeous fruit and intensity. Long and flavorful. So enjoyable now but will improve beautifully with age.
The 2020 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc leaps from the glass with invigorating notes of lime blossoms, lemon meringue pie and green mango, followed by hints of wet slate, green apples and wild sage. The medium-bodied palate has a racy backbone and loads of citrus and mineral layers, finishing with a peppery kick. The tentative blend is 71.8% Sauvignon and 28.2% Sémillon. Only 30% of the total production will be bottled as grand vin, representing just 7,500 bottles. The alcohol is 14% this year. Barrel Sample: 91-93
Barrel Sample: 93
A bright, refined style, with focused white peach, gooseberry and verbena notes backed by a hint of lemon pith on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
Since acquiring Château Malartic-Lagravière in 1997, the Bonnie family has continued to work tirelessly, with passion and commitment, to perfect the estate’s wines and carry them to the highest level.
The estate used to belong the family of Comte Hippolyte Maurès de Malartic, was known under the name of Domaine de la Gravière until 1850, when it changed name to take on its current name of Château Malartic-Lagravière. The Bonnies and their team are doing everything to enable this premium terroir to express itself in all its magnificence: intra-plot management of the vineyard, High Environmental Value certification and the whole winemaking process is gravity-fed. They develop complex, balanced, elegant wines, so tailored they can be considered ‘haute-couture’.
Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of the only six classified growths both for its red and white. Its wines are well known all over the world amongst the very best wines in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.