Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge 1975 - Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe
Acquired by the family of Moors Hippolyte Comte de Malartic in the late eighteenth century, the Château Malartic Lagravière is recognized for centuries for the quality of its soil. Bought in 1997 by the Bonnie family at Marly family, the castle is one of the six crus both red and white. The vineyard covers 53 hectares (46ha 7ha in red and white) and the wines produced today are of exceptional quality. They release a very nice nose mingling nuances of licorice and red fruit. On the palate the flavors are proving ripe, fruity and sweet, while the tannins are coated, charming and very deep.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.|
|When to drink||N/A|
An exceptional vintage for Bordeaux. Despite some severe thunderstorms during the months of August and September, the harvest was of very good quality grapes with great maturity. Rich, powerful and extremely tannic, the wine is very long-garde. Today there are significant disparities between raw, with one side closed and austere wines, on the other, rich and deep wine. Pomerol and to a lesser extent the Saint-Emilion, seem more harmonious than the wines of the Medoc. Note exceptional Graves, like Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion. The latter rain was favorable to Sauternes. The wines are remarkable balance and finesse.