2003 Château Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan Wine Tasting Note


2003 Château Malartic-Lagravière  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Medium-bodied and already on the start of its downslope into a gentle decline, the wine combines dark red fruits, figs, smoke, licorice, cocoa and tobacco with round textures and a short finish. This is not a bottle to hold for further development.

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When to Drink Chateau Malartic Lagraviere, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere needs at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages, until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-30 years of age.

Serving Chateau Malartic Lagraviere, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The red wine of Chateau Malartic Lagraviere is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

The white wine, Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Blanc is a perfect wine to serve with shellfish, sashimi, sushi, all types of seafood, chicken, veal and cheese.