Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere is large estate of 131 acres has been run brilliantly by a Belgian family, the Bonnies since their acquisition in 1997. The quality of the white and red have soared to exceptional heights, and this is certainly still one of the more realistically priced wines of Pessac-Léognan and classified crus.
The 2012 is delightful, with a dense ruby colour, a fabulously plush, opulent texture. On the palate it offer flavours of blackcurrant and spicy earth and blueberry. Quite rich, yet vibrant, this is an absolutely textbook Pessac-Lèognan, with wonderfully velvety tannins. Drink it now, or drink it in 25 years.