Château Malartic Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Bordeaux, France) “Le Comte de Malartic” 2019

($38):  Château Malartic Lagravière, one of only six properties in Pessac-Léognan to be honored for both their reds and their whites in the 1953 Crus Classés des Graves classification, makes an array of stylish wines.  Take this one, Le Comte de Malartic, the second white wine of the estate, for example.  What a second wine!  Floral aromas (think white flowers) leap from the glass.  Although a Sauvignon Blanc-based blend, it has a touch of creaminess — Semillon speaking — that balances the edgy bite.  Palate cleansing acidity keeps it fresh and you coming back for more.  It is ideal for drinking this summer.  By the way, the other five are Bouscaut, Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, Latour-Martillac, and Olivier.
92 Michael Apstein Jun 4, 2024