2009 Ch Malartic-Lagravière Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Malartic-Lagravière
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2018 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2009 - Ch Malartic-Lagravière Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Malartic-Lagravière
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2018 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £614.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £485.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, April 2010, Score: 93-95+

    Progress has been ongoing at this vineyard, but proprietor Alexandre Bonnie has hit the proverbial home runs in 2009 with both his red and white wines. The best Malartic Lagraviere I have ever tasted, the 2009 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Cropped at a low 32 hectoliters per hectare, with a modest (by the standards of this vintage) 13.5% alcohol, the wine-s opaque purple color is accompanied by an unctuous texture, extraordinary elegance, lots of licorice, graphite, blueberry, black raspberry, and cherry characteristics, full body, terrific purity and length, and good acidity. This 2009 should easily evolve for 25-30+ years. Bravo!

  • Decanter, April 2010, Score: 18

    Black red, superbly concentrated purity of cassis fruit, then fragrant and slightly smoky lift, freshness runs through the precise intensity of vineyard fruit, a brilliantly expressed and focussed wine that needs time to open up. Drink 2018-35.

Producer

Château Malartic-Lagravière

For many years, Malartic Lagravière was an underachiever. With high yields and poor viticulturalmanagement, it produced mediocre wines. However, in 1997 it was purchased by the Bonnie familywho have invested heavily in the estate creating a state-of-the-art chai that is so modern it could be featured in the next Bond film. Indeed, it even includes a cooling system that uses ultrasound to break up water particles which have ...Read more

For many years, Malartic Lagravière was an underachiever. With high yields and poor viticulturalmanagement, it produced mediocre wines. However, in 1997 it was purchased by the Bonnie familywho have invested heavily in the estate creating a state-of-the-art chai that is so modern it could be featured in the next Bond film. Indeed, it even includes a cooling system that uses ultrasound to break up water particles which have been purified by ultraviolet rays. Wow. A second wine has further helped them harness better concentration and ripeness in their grand vin.Read less

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.