La Reserve de Malartic 2018, Pessac-Leognan
Full-bodied and rich flavour profile
Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes, which are grown on vines that are around 30 years old.
The wine has a deep, dark color with purple and ruby hues. On the nose, it has a complex aroma of black fruit, such as blackberry, blackcurrant, and plum, along with hints of spices and oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied with rich and complex flavors of black fruit, licorice, and a touch of chocolate. The tannins are firm and well-structured, giving the wine a long and satisfying finish.
La Reserve de Malartic 2018 is aged in oak barrels for 16-18 months, which adds a subtle note of oak and a refined complexity. The wine is approachable now, but it can also be aged for several more years, which will further enhance its depth and complexity.
Overall, La Reserve de Malartic 2018 is a well-balanced and elegant wine that is perfect for pairing with red meat, game, and strong cheese. It is considered one of the best wines from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, and it has a good reputation for its consistency and quality over the years.