2009 Malartic Lagraviere



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£382.00
£35.00

Average critic rating : 91.0 points

92

92

Probably the best wine that has come from this estate, along with their 2005, the final blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot boasts Michel Rolland as the consulting oenologist. This organically farmed vineyard has turned out a deeply layered wine with a striking perfume of graphite, wet stones, red and black currants, tobacco leaf and underbrush. The compelling aromatics are followed by a medium-bodied but intensely concentrated wine with loads of ripe fruit, plenty of glycerin (14% natural alcohol) and a long, nuanced, impressively endowed finish. Accessible already, this wine should continue to drink well for 15 or more years. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

86-88

86-88

Tasted at a negociant. There is a lot of vanillary oak on the nose here, but there is sufficient fruit to support is: blackberry, Morello, a touch of black olive and violet. The palate is assertive on the entry, the tannins a little abrasive at the moment and flirting with astringency on the finish. Rather tough and unyielding at the moment: hopefully this will soften by the time of bottling. However, they seem to have extracted just a little greenness that marks the finish. Tasted April 2010.

93

93

Aromas of blueberries, spices and bark follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long silky textured finish. Very fine indeed. Best ever from here. Try it in 2017. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

89-92

89-92

Intense aromas of licorice, tar and spices, with plenty of fruit. Full, thick and powerful, with soft, round tannins and a fruity finish. Could use a little more fruit center palate, but this is very good

16

16

Plenty of dark fruit on the palate though the aromas are restrained, just a little peppery. Juicy but has firm tannins and a cedary finish. (JH) Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

18

18

Black red, superbly concentrated purity of cassis fruit, then fragrant and slightly smoky lift, freshness runs through the precise intensity of vineyard fruit, a brilliantly expressed and focussed wine that needs time to open up. Drink 2018-35



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Malartic Lagraviere 2009
-£46.74     (-11.1%) Latest price:  £374.26
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