Château Malartic-Lagraviere Pessac Léognan 2005

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SKU 00029

750ml

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Beautiful purple color with hints of black. Intense, complex and elegant on the nose, with mineral notes and fruit with hints of oak. On the palate, both tannins and aromas are elegant and reveal wonderful fruit with exceptional balance. Well-structured, powerful, fine and complex. Long and lively finish, with ripe fruit aromas. Good, deep mineral quallity.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Château Malartic-Lagraviere
  • wa92

Wine AdvocatePerhaps the strongest wine I have ever tasted from Malartic Lagravière, the 2005 has a dense ruby/purple color and a wonderfully sweet nose of crème de cassis, graphite, and soil undertones. Medium-bodied., smoky, with classic scorched earth, Graves-like aromatics and flavors, this wine displays impeccable winemaking, with pure fruit, medium body, and gorgeously long, rich flavors and moderate levels of tannin. The wine should be relatively drinkable in 3-5 years and last for at least two decades or more. This is possibly the finest Malartic Lagravière ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastA deliciously black currant-flavored wine, with juicy fruit, plum skins and spice over the firm tannins. Great balance already shows through; a finely poised wine.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2008
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorThere's beautiful blackberry and toasty oak on the nose, with hints of licorice and meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a dark chocolate, fresh herb and currant aftertaste. Best after 2013.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008