Chateaux Malartic Lagraviere 2020 Pessac Leognan Cru Classé

Neal Martin 94-96 | Jeb Dunnuck 93-95 | Jane Anson (Decanter) 94 | The Wine Advocate 92-94

Jeb Dunnuck: ‘It's one seriously good 2020... It's up with the crème de la crème of the appellation.’

  • Smaakprofiel
    Krachtig & Complex
  • Druivenras
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Herkomst
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux
41,50 €
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✔ ‘It’s up with the crème de la crème of the appellation’
✔ Jaar op jaar serieuze stijging in kwaliteit (2020 is fenomenaal)
✔ Consultancy door Eric Boissenot (0.a. ook Mouton en Lafite Rothschild)

Malartic-Lagravière is in zijn rijke historie door verschillende handen gegaan. De huidige eigenaar is de familie Bonnie die het château eind 1996 overnam van het Champagnehuis Laurent Perrier. De familie heeft een enorme kwaliteitsslag gemaakt waarbij zij de wijngaarden herplantte met een groter aandeel merlot en de dichtheid naar 10.000 (!) stokken per hectare verhoogde.

De 2020 is een blend van 50% cabernet sauvignon, 48% merlot & 2% cabernet franc. De opbrengst was slechts 26 hl/ha waardoor het aanbod 50% lager is dan vorig jaar! Opvoeding gedurende 18 maanden op Frans eiken waarvan 65% nieuw.

Dat 2020 een prachtig jaar is voor Malartic-Lagravière bevestigt Neal Martin (Vinous): ‘This is one of the best vintages of Malartic-Lagravière that I have encountered out of bottle. Ignore at your peril.’ 94-96 punten.

Jeb Dunnuck was naar eigen zeggen al ‘blown away’ door de uitmuntende kwaliteit van Pessac-Léognan 2020 in zijn algemeenheid waarbij hij Malartic-Lagravière met 93-95 punten beloont: ‘It's one seriously good 2020... It's up with the crème de la crème of the appellation.’
HB 2050
WijnsoortRode Wijn
En PrimeurJa
ClassificatieAOC Pessac Léognan
SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
Op dronk vanaf2025
Op dronk tot2050
Bevat sulfietenvis

The Wine Advocate
92-94/100 Punten.
The deep purple-black 2020 Malartic Lagraviere leaps from the glass with vibrant notes of Bing cherries, black raspberries, ripe plums and boysenberries, plus suggestions of pencil lead, wild sage and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate has lovely energy and freshness, offering a solid backbone of grainy tannins to support the lively red and black fruit layers, finishing savory. The tentative blend is 50.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47.8% Merlot, and 1.8% Cabernet Franc, with only 38% of production going into the grand vin. The alcohol is 14% this year. Commencing with the 2020 vintage, the estate has chosen a new bottle for the grand cru and second vin, highlighted by an engraved ship, the symbol of the estate.

Neal Martin (Vinous)
94-96-100 Punten.
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.

94/100 Punten.
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.

James Suckling
94-95/100 punten
Lots of blackberry, cherry and walnut aromas and flavors. Some tar, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and energetic. It turns linear and long at the end. Juicy too. 

Jeb Dunnuck
Based on a blend of 50.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47.8% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that hit 14.2% natural alcohol, the 2020 Château Malartic-Lagravière offers a gorgeously pure nose of both red and blue fruits as well as lots of floral and mineral nuances. Still aging in 65% new French oak, it's medium to full-bodied and has the vintage’s rich, concentrated style yet gorgeous purity of fruit as well as ripe, polished, building tannins. It's one seriously good 2020 that will impress with short-term bottle age and keep for 25 years or more. It's up with the crème de la crème of the appellation. Tasted three times with consistent notes.

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