Château Malartic-Lagravière is back with a kosher run, 9 years after the 2005 vintage. Besides being a superb Bordeaux wine with power and elegance as is the signature of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Malartic is one of the rising stars of the Médoc. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded 95/100 to the 2005 vintage, catching the attention of wine lovers all over the world. Our head winemaker in France and in Spain, Menahem Israelievitch, has done a terrific job together with his team in order to produce a kosher cuvée that is nearly identical to the Château's. Tasting this wine now allows one to appreciate its perfect balance and potential but this one is a keeper and should cellar well for at least 15 to 20 years, if stored properly. This will be a very much sought-after wine as soon as it will hit the stores’s shelves.
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot
It has a tightly wound bouquet, a little more reticent than its peers at first, opening gradually with blackberry, raspberry coulis and strawberry pastilles. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen line of acidity, fresh and brisk with plenty of mineralité on the finish. This is a classic, serious Malartic with huge potential. Chapeau to the Bonnie family for creating a stupendous Pessac-Léognan.