The 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc has turned out nicely. The warm vintage has amped up the flavors, and yet there is a good bit of freshness as well. Melon, lime peel and white flowers gain in resonance with time in the glass. There is a fair amount of up-front power and resonance, although some of that tapers off on the finish. I liked the 2015 a little more from barrel than from bottle. The blend is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2023
Robert Parker 92
“The Malartic Lagraviere 2015 Blanc, a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon, fermented in barrels, 65% of which were new and 35% of which were one year old, and the wine remained in barrel on its lees for 12 months. It features lovely lime juice, lemon zest and green apple notes with fresh straw and crushed stones plus a hint of white blossoms. The medium-bodied palate is fine, racy and refreshing with great intensity and length.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027