2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan SKU #1114979

$69.99

RP 94 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 ST 90
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  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    10/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the purchase of Chateau Malartic-Lagravière by the Bonnie family. In the past two decades they have spared no expense in the restoration of this historic property, from the replanting of vineyards to the construction of an innovative gravity-fed winery. The estate was one of only six awarded cru classé status for both red and white wine in the Graves classification of 1959. The quality of both has continued to improve in remarkable fashion even in the past few years, making Chateau Malartic-Lagravière one of the better values in Pessac-Léognan, and a property to watch in the future. The 2009 vintage in particular was a great success here. All the hard work since 1997 was amply rewarded in a vintage with near perfect growing conditions, yielding a wine of great refinement and character. Hints of violets and black fruits on the nose with slightly smoky, toasted notes (80% new oak). On the palate, rich dark fruit. Lovely weight with positively silky tannins. Wonderfully ripe but very lively and fresh with a nice touch of minerality. Overall a very balanced effort. Highly recommended. 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    10/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    MAN....is this wine in a great place right now!! Everything is congealed, moving in and out of focus, as the symphony of fruit, forest, spice and earth sings across the palate; each element getting a brief solo, but ultimately contributing to the immense texture and harmony. This is a great bottle of wine, period, but it's more than that for those who are looking to understand the merit of aging your claret. Five years ago this wine didn't have anywhere near this level of complexity, but today its showing like you wouldn't believe. I'm glad I waited to pop my bottles, but luckily for those of you who didn't buy on pre-order back in the day, we've got another shipment of perfectly aged 2009 Malartic-Lagraviere for you to buy and open today.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    9/26/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is ripe and earthy with an almost sappy quality to the warm red fruit flavors. This rich and approachable wine showcases the Pessac Leognan appellation at its gravely best.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    3/23/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    More earth and plenty of extraction. Good mid-palate texture. Very nice. Good length. At UGC: Classic, with tons of mineral notes. Very rich and fresh. One of the best value 2009s from the Pessac area. Earthy style but toasty and sweet. Charming wine.
    Drink from 2015 to 2025
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    10/29/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Big, bold, with great tannins. This wine sings with fruit and terroir.
  • Ralph Sands
    By: Ralph Sands
    10/29/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Fresh, bright, natural mouthfeel. Tasty. I loved it!

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