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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Malartic Lagravière

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pessac Léognan

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Malartic Lagravière, Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2020

6x75cl £173.50

5 cases Equiv. £28.92 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

"Concentration and intensity to the cassis and bilberry fruits. Well expressed, carefully extracted and there is good balance with a crushed mint freshness on the finish. Really starts to show subtle floral edging with time in the glass. It has a silky texture and a finessed fresh core that holds interest from beginning to end. Another successful year at this estate. Tasted twice, and this is one of the successes of the appellation. A yield of 26hl/ha (24hl/ha Cabernets, 28l/ha Merlots) compared to 46hl/ha last year. 65% new oak, harvest from 9 to 24 September. Second year with Eric Boissenot as consultant. Drink from 2029 to 2044". 94/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter

"The 2020 Malartic Lagravière is a powerful, tightly wound wine. There is perhaps a bit less opulence than in years past, but that just gives the wine an extra kick of energy and vibrancy that is quite attractive. Inky red cherry fruit, rose petal, spice, cedar and cinnamon all grace this beautifully taut wine from the Bonnie family. Tasted three times. Drink from 2030 to 2045". 93-95/100 - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2020 Malartic Lagravière, whose picking was completed on September 24, before the rains, has a bright, vivid nose of mineral-infused red fruit mixed with hints of blueberry and cassis. Very focused and precise, this is an aromatically sophisticated Pessac-Léognan. The palate is medium-bodied with graphite-tinged black fruit, hints of wild mint coming through, and lively and tensile toward the finish. This is one of the best vintages of Malartic Lagravière that I have encountered out of bottle. Ignore at your peril. Drink from 2025 to 2050". 94-96/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous

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