Château Malartic-Lagravière 'Le Comte de Malartic' Rouge 2019


Having enjoyed an excellent reputation from the beginning of the nineteenth century, Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of only six properties to be classified in both red and white wines in the 1953 Graves classification.

Since its creation in the 18th century, only four families have owned Malartic. The taste for adventure still flows in the veins of the men and women who steer its destiny.

It is in a constant search for quality and with the support of highly qualified and committed teams that the Bonnie family passionately elaborates the wines of Vignobles Malartic. The signature of Château Malartic-Lagravière can be seen in these magnificent second wines, elegant and inviting to savour.

More than a second wine, Comte de Malartic reveals an identity of its own, in the style of the Grand Cru Classé. With a predominantly Merlot blend, this is a very generous, flavourful wine. Its superb fruitiness on the palate and its velvety, refined tannins make Comte de Malartic an excellent dining companion.

"This has tile, stone and dusty-soil character to the dark fruit and plums. It’s full-bodied and extremely refined with beautiful tannins and fruit. Currants and light chocolate at the end. Second wine." - 94 points, James Suckling

"A lovely 2nd wine, soft grilled caramel around the edges of plump black fruits, well judged extraction and great freshness through the palate. No need to wait to enjoy this as the tannins are so carefully integrated, but it still has impact and elegance, and a real reminder of the first wine." - 92 points, Decanter

"The 2019 La Réserve de Malartic is a blend of 82.6% Merlot, 12.3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5.1% Petit Verdot, harvested from the 17th of September to the 11th of October. The wine is aging in French oak barrels, 25% new, for approximately 15 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with invigorating notes of black raspberries, kirsch and wild blueberries with hints of hoisin sauce, potpourri and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating juicy black and blue fruits with a pleasant chewiness to the texture and just enough freshness, finishing savory." - 90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"I was able to taste two reds from this estate. The second wine, the 2019 La Reserve De Malartic is a medium-bodied, elegant, silky wine that's already hard to resist. Plenty of black raspberry and cassis fruits, a touch of gravelly earth and tobacco, medium-bodied richness, and moderate length all make for a charming 2019 that's ideal for drinking while you wait on the grand vin." - 91 points, Jeb Dunnuck


Producer: Château Malartic-Lagravière

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Appellation: Pessac-Léognan

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml