Blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Offering a dense, opulent style, this is an ambitious effort. Glowing deep crimson at its core, with a lighter purple rim, it is a modern style of Pessac-Léognan, which fits perfectly into the style of the 2015 vintage.
More obviously fruity than one might expect of the appellation, it is ripe, with delicious blackberry on the nose and palate. Soft, integrated tannins and a lush, opulent finish complete the picture.
The 2015 Malartic Lagravière is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel. Rich, voluptuous and dramatic, it captures all of the natural intensity of the year. Black cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate, licorice and French oak build into a crescendo of stunning aromas, flavors and textures. This is in an especially dark, sumptuous style, but it all works beautifully. The 2015 was positively thrilling each of the three times I tasted it. Vinous – 96+