The Domaine de Lagravière, famed since time immemorial for its excellent terroir and this famous "hillock" of gravel. In honour of the Count Hippolyte of Malartic, admiral who served the Kings of France and owner of the Domaine in the 18th Century, the Château was renamed Malartic-Lagraviere.Bought by Michèle and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie at the end of 1996, the estate has been completely renovated. All the conditions have been united to make Malartic-Lagravière's wines worthy of their place amongst the greatest Bordeaux: a terroir and vineyard of high standards, innovative and high performance equipment devoted entirely to traditional winemaking methods, and a committed and passionate team. One of the only six classified growths both for its red and white, Château Malartic-Lagravière's wines are well known all over the world for their complexity, power, elegance and balance.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Yields were only 29 hectoliters per hectare at this estate, but the 2003 is not that attractive, and age has not helped it. The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc reveals lean, austere, angular notes, seems dried out, and is lacking charm and appeal. Drink it up.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU MALARTIC-LAGRAVIERE 33850 LEOGNAN FRANCE|
- R. Gabriel : 16
- J. Robinson : 15,5
- Vineyard : Graves
- Wine Spectator : 86
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot