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2015 Château Malartic-Lagraviere

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ITEM 8459303 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8543464 1 $60 Nov 27, 2022
I8533285 3 $60 Nov 20, 2022
I8519744 2 $51 Nov 13, 2022
I8508430 2 $45 Oct 30, 2022
I8475473 1 $46 Oct 9, 2022
I8427643 1 $51 Sep 11, 2022
I8427644 1 $50 Sep 11, 2022
I8430832 3 $52 Sep 11, 2022
I8415659 3 $65 Sep 4, 2022
I8415539 3 $50 Sep 4, 2022
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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

Black cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, licorice and French oak build into a crescendo of stunning aromas, flavors and textures.

96James Suckling

96Wine Enthusiast

92The Wine Advocate

...notes of crushed black currants, fresh black berries and black raspberries with hints of tar, dried herbs and garrigue.

92Wine Spectator

...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.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...offers a smorgasbord of aromatics including red currants, ripe cherries, cassis, licorice, toasty oak, and spice.

17Jancis Robinson

Smells deep and dark and promising. Rich, chewy and less typically Pessac but lots going on. Full and sturdy and with bags of fruit to fill out this relatively powerful Pessac.

PRODUCER

Château Malartic-Lagraviere

Château Malartic-Lagraviere is a Classified Growth of the Graves appellation. The 91-acre estate was established in the 18th century by a French Admiral. The estate changed hands several times in the following centuries and in 1996 was acquired by the Bonnie family. The Bonnie family also owns Château Gazin Rocquencourt in Pessac-Leognan and Bodega Diamandes in Argentina. Malartic-Lagraviere is planted to 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The estate also produces a white wine of 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon. The second wine, which is produced in red and white styles, is Le Sillage de Malartic. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that under the Bonnie family, “Malartic-Lagraviere has come to life. This once underachiever has made astonishing leaps in quality since 1997…Both reds and whites are now worthy of consumers’ interest…”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan was created in 1987 from the northern part of the left bank Graves appellation. Before then it was simply part of Graves, or sometimes it was called Haut-Graves. Unlike many other Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is known for both red and dry white wines, although its reds are more famous. The appellation includes ten communes and the area’s most important châteaux, including Château Haut-Brion, the only non-Médoc estate included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. There are 2,964 acres of vineyards in Pessac-Léognan and 16 classified growth estates. The main red grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. White grapes grown are Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with a little Muscadelle. Pessac-Léognan is considered to have the best terroir of the greater Graves region.