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Château Malartic-Lagravière 2022

Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classe

A fabulous 95-96pt Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé from "a vintage of remarkable concentration, energy and harmony" (William Kelley). Wine insider described the claret: "A concentrated showy display". A vintage that will reward cellaring.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Polished tannins, with black fruits, white pepper and dark chocolate

Aroma

Dark cherry, cassis, spice, cocoa and light floral, minty

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Malartic-Lagravière 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2042

This Cru Classé estate lies in the finest part of the Graves, the Pessac-Léognan. Part of the Laurent Perrier empire until 1997, it was sold to a Belgian family, Michèle and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie, who are still owners today. New to wine (they made their fortune in detergent), they took advice and invested heavily in both vineyard and cellar, increasing hectares from 19 to 73! Their son and daughter-in-law, Jean-Jacques and Sévèrine, now run the property, dedicated to sustainable methods in the vineyard. Quality has risen steadily, with the introduction of a second wine and stricter selection of grapes. Aged for 14 months in finest French oak barrels, two thirds new, this wine is a mere infant. Tuck away for at least a decade if you can.

"Very, very fine with wonderfully polished tannins that are silky in texture. Lovely length" James Suckling
95-96pts
Map showing Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classe
Tasting note information