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Famille Bonnie "La Reserve de Malartic" Pessac-Leognan, 2018

$40.00
Famille Bonnie "La Reserve de Malartic" Pessac-Leognan, 2018

Famille Bonnie "La Reserve de Malartic" Pessac-Leognan, 2018

$40.00
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The year was characterized by two contrasting periods of weather. Spring was particularly wet and warm, with record rainfall that caused major concern for the vines’ health but, very satisfactorily contained. After a very nice flowering at the end of May - beginning of June, conditions changed dramatically in early July. The summer is sunny and warm with a few storms in August that brought some freshness. The late season is spectacular. Until the end of the Harvest mid-October, perfect ripeness conditions for the Merlot and Cabernet enabled them to develop refined tannins while preserving their flavours and aromas. The wines had all the characteristics of a great vintage. 2018 was a very hot year, but this had relatively little effect on the aromatic profile of the white wines. They have superb balance, tremendous freshness, and a distinguished, elegant character. The reds are beautifully crafted. The Merlot offers a sublime mid-palate, with a silkiness and density that are rarely achieved. The Cabernet is spectacular, with exceptional aromatic profiles and levels of quality. The Petit-Verdots, co-fermented with the merlots, are particularly silky. This superb 2018 vintage comes after more than 20 years of environmentally-friendly practices at Malartic, continually striving for the best possible quality. The vineyard’s maturity is now giving its full expression, enabling us to obtain remarkable precision on the palate and incredibly well-defined tannins.

Merlot 58 %
Cabernet-Sauvignon 35 %
Cabernet-Franc 5 %
Petit-Verdot 2 %