The 2019 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc is super-elegant and refined. Sweet perfumed citrus, mint, sage and floral overtones open up first, followed by light tropical inflections that recall the warmth of summer. Creamy and beautifully textured in the glass, the Blanc has so much to offer. There is more than enough brightness to balance the natural radiance of the year, with a good bit of power in reserve as well.
Robert Parker 92-94+
Composed of 76.1% Sauvignon Blanc and 23.9% Semillon, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 4th of September to the 16th of September. It is aging on the lees in French oak barrels, 55% new, for an anticipated 12-14 months. It comes skipping out of the glass with vivacious, cheery scents of white grapefruit, lime leaves and orange blossoms with wafts of white peaches, coriander seed and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, I LOVE the intensity and texture on the palate, with an electric line of freshness and loads of citrus and mineral layers paving the finish.
James Suckling 97
Aromas of grilled pineapple, clove, lemon peel, lime pith and green mango. White pepper, crushed stones and some cedar, too. It s medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity. Layered and very long. Serious white. Needs time to open and show more Exceptional form here. Drink from 2023.