Wine Spectator Review:
Loads of lemon and lime on the nose, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with bright, lively acidity and a long finish of citrus fruit. A very lively style. Best after 2008.
Made in a beautiful, elegant, zesty style, the 2005 Malartic Lagraviere offers copious quantities of honeyed grapefruit and other assorted citrus, crushed rock, spring flower, nectarine, and marmalade as well as brilliant acidity, and a bright, refreshing, mineral-dominated personality. It should evolve for 10-15 or more years.
Pale color. Sweet aromas of pineapple and spicy oak. Fat but firm on the palate, with the pineapple note carrying through. Finishes dry but persistent, with a bit of youthful reserve.
Other Notes: Good medium red-ruby. Spiced plum, mocha and nutty oak on the nose, lifted by flowers and minerals. Juicy, bright and energetic, with an insidious sweetness and lovely clarity to the flavors of plum and tobacco. Finishes with very good tannic spine and length. (Int'l Wine Cellar)