Malartic Lagraviere

2010 Malartic Lagraviere Malartic Lagraviere

  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Pessac Leognan
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 6
  • Stock Location:
In stock (24)
Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 94 (41306)

Lead pencil shavings, soy and barbecue smoke as well as red and black currants characterize this brilliant effort, which has an expansive, full-bodied mouthfeel yet a sublime elegance and lightness of being. Dense ruby/purple, gorgeous purity and a long, long finish of close to 50 seconds characterize another brilliant effort from this classified growth in Pessac-Leognan. It should drink nicely for 25-30 years yet is surprisingly accessible even today. A fabulous blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this large (nearly 120-acre) estate near Haut-Bailly and Branon has tuned out another fabulous effort in 2010.

Vinous - Score: 94 (43556)

The 2010 Malartic-Lagravière comprises a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. It has a composed and confident bouquet with blackberry, briary, slate and cedar scents that are wonderfully detailed, though the aromatics remain quite backward. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, pure blackberry and bilberry notes infused with cedar, allspice and black pepper. There is great depth and poise to this 2010 and it deserves another couple of years because it is a great wine in the making. Tasted at the vertical tasting at Malartic-Lagravière.