HDH Wine

2015 Château Malartic-Lagravière

Graves

PRICE:
$59.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 Bottle

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel. Rich, voluptuous and dramatic, it captures all of the natural intensity of the year. Black cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, licorice and French oak build into a crescendo of stunning aromas, flavors and textures. This is in an especially dark, sumptuous style, but it all works beautifully. The 2015 was positively thrilling each of the three times I tasted it." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/26/2018)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2023-2035


"Deeper wine from the get-go with dark violets, mocha, cassis and blackberries. The palate has suave, smooth and sturdy tannins and terrific length. Very polished and seamless with flavors of fresh black cherries, blackcurrants and blue plums. Best from 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/02/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022+


"The 2015 Malartic-Lagravière is bolder than its peers on the nose with blackberry, raspberry, iodine and light cedar aromas, quite upfront but nicely defined, pencil lead scents emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, and well balanced. Pencil lead again, and infused black fruit toward the finish. It is not what you might describe as an "exciting" wine, but it is well crafted and it will reward bottle age. One for the patient among you. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 07/09/2019)

Rating: 94


"Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 80% of which were new and 20% one-year-old, the 2015 Malartic Lagraviere is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has notes of crushed black currants, fresh black berries and black raspberries with hints of tar, dried herbs and garrigue. The palate is medium-bodied, energetic and refreshing in the mouth with firm, grainy tannins and an uplifting finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 02/21/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2019-2033


"A slightly high-pitched style, with a mix of red currant and raspberry fruit laced with rooibos tea and blood orange notes. A good snap of licorice adds weight on the finish, showing a flash of tar. Has sneaky depth and should evolve well in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2028. 10,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2020-2028


"Tremendous fruit ripeness – blackcurrant and plum with oak just giving an echo of spice on the nose. It’s the kind of ripeness that would have been unthinkable for Bordeaux of old. The tannin is still very punchy, although it has a softness that makes it drinkable even now. Excellent stuff!" Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/25/2017)

Rating: 17.5+
Drink from: 2020-2040


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