2015 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc, Pessac-Leognan (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2015 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
# FRMLSB15AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pessac-Leognan
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Review Score: 96JS, 96WA, 96WE, 94V, 94WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2015 futures will begin arriving in 2018. 23 bottles available.

$52.98
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A fresh white with sliced green apple, lemon rind and cream. Full body, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Layered and very dense. Wonderful backbone.

95-96 points, James Suckling (Mar 2016)

The 2015 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon that was picked from 8-15 September and matured in 65% new oak. It has a crisp, vibrant, quite minerally bouquet, cold limestone and subtle patisserie/almost whipped cream-like scents. The palate is very well defined with a crisp line of acidity, citrus lemon and lime fanning out with confidence on the finish that completes one of the best Malartic-Lagravière whites that I have encountered at this stage.

94-96 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)

Rich and opulent, these grapes basked in the ripeness of the year. It is balanced and beautifully perfumed, with citrus and crisp apple acidity, just hinting at wood at the end.

94-96 points, Wine Enthusiast (2016)

The Sauvignon Blanc-based 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc is fresh, energetic and vibrant, with plenty of green apple, mint and white pepper overtones. Varietal Sauvignon character is front and center in this gorgeous dry white. The 2015 was fermented in barrel (65% new), and yet the oak is judiciously balanced. This is a striking wine from Malartic-Lagravière. The blend is 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon.

91-94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2016)

Rich but energetic, with gooseberry, fennel and yellow apple notes forming the core, offset by bracing salted butter and thyme accents.

91-94 points, Wine Spectator (2016)