Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2015

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The Malartic Lagraviere 2015 Blanc, a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon, has a crisp, marine-scented bouquet with hints of sea spray and oyster shell intermixed with the citrus fruit and Granny Smith apples. I appreciate the subtlety here, the manner in which it gradually unfolds in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, very saline, very expressive of its terroir with a bitter edge on the animated, tensile finish. What a superb white from Malartic Lagravière.

Score: 94

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2019-2032 01 March 2018

The 2015 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon that was picked from 8-15 September and matured in 65% new oak. It has a crisp, vibrant, quite minerally bouquet, cold limestone and subtle patisserie/almost whipped cream-like scents. The palate is very well defined with a crisp line of acidity, citrus lemon and lime fanning out with confidence on the finish that completes one of the best Malartic-Lagravière whites that I have encountered at this stage.

Score: 94 - 96

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2019-2040 30 April 2016

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.

Score: 92

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2019-2027 21 February 2018

Very vibrant lemons and limes with tropical fruit. Hints of mangeso and melon. The palate has silky, smooth fruit with seamless build and flow. Impressive. 85% sauvignon and 15% semillon. Drink or hold.

Score: 95

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 02 February 2018

A fresh white with sliced green apple, lemon rind and cream. Full body, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Layered and very dense. Wonderful backbone.

Score: 95 - 96

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 23 March 2016

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.

Score: 92

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2018-2023 01 February 2018

The Sauvignon Blanc-based 2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc is fresh, energetic and vibrant, with plenty of green apple, mint and white pepper overtones. Varietal Sauvignon character is front and center in this gorgeous dry white. The 2015 was fermented in barrel (65% new), and yet the oak is judiciously balanced. This is a striking wine from Malartic-Lagravière. The blend is 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon.

Score: 91 - 94

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com 30 April 2016