Château Malartic-Lagraviere Pessac Léognan 2009
Château Malartic-Lagraviere Pessac Léognan 2009
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Region: France » Bordeaux » Pessac-Leognan
Producer: Château Malartic-Lagraviere
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Château Malartic-Lagraviere

This is a dreamed year for every winegrower. The ideal weather conditions linked to the know-how of Malartic-Lagraviere staff allowed to drive tactfully and cleverly this vintage 2009, which unveils its potential day after day. After relatively late fermentations, the wines in barrels have been growing and keep on surprising us. They are wonderfully silky, with a beautiful structure...So elegant. A great vintage. Definitely.

Wine Advocate

Probably the best wine that has come from this estate, along with their 2005, the final blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot boasts Michel Rolland as the consulting oenologist. This organically farmed vineyard has turned out a deeply layered wine with a striking perfume of graphite, wet stones, red and black currants, tobacco leaf and underbrush. The compelling aromatics are followed by a medium-bodied but intensely concentrated wine with loads of ripe fruit, plenty of glycerin (14% natural alcohol) and a long, nuanced, impressively endowed finish. Accessible already, this wine should continue to drink well for 15 or more years.

Score: 92+. —Robert Parker, February 2012.

Wine Spectator

Packed and very backward, with taut tobacco, iron and bittersweet cocoa notes up front, while the core of crushed plum, roasted fig and cassis flavors is held in reserve. Lots of chalky grip marks the finish, where the fruit drips in the background. Best from 2015 through 2022. 7,500 cases made.

Score: 92. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2012.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Subject to availability. Payment required upon confirmation.
We anticipate delivery in the Spring 2012.

Case discounts do not apply to this item.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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