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2016 Chateau Malescasse Haut-Medoc

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Winemaker Notes: A Cru Bourgeois du Haut-Medoc, Chateau Malescasse 2016 is a blend of Merlot (53%), Cabernet Sauvignon(38%) and Petit Verdot (9%). Chateau Malescasse 2016 has a beautiful deep garnet-red color and opens with a nose marked by black fruit notes, with blackcurrant, blueberry, and elderberry aromas. Light woody notes punctuate the bouquet. On the palate, the mouth is full and generous, structured by the precision of tightly woven tannins. Powerful, the mouth retains this fleshy and tasty fruitiness, stretching out with persistence in a finish marked by the juicy sparkle of the fruit. A magnificent vintage of Chateau Malescasse promised to a good aging potential of up to 2036.

Try pairing with a tournedos Rossini or roast salt marsh lamb.


Decanter - "A broad-shouldered Haut-Médoc that feels true to the vintage, fleshed out with cassis and blackberry fruits and confident tannins, traces of heat through the mid-palate making it a little uncharacteristic of the appellation, but this has swagger and interest – an excellent wine. Drinking Window 2022 - 2040 "

James Suckling - "A touched of char-grilled character, next to bitter chocolate and full black fruit. This is big-boned Haut-Médoc that packs a serious punch at the front, but is quite silky and long at the finish. Drink or hold."

Jeb Dunnuck - "From vines located between Margaux and Saint-Julien, the 2016 Château Malescasse is a winner and a solid step up over the 2015. Saturated ruby/purple-colored with a smoking good bouquet of blackberries, saddle leather, dried herbs, and lead pencil, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a rounded, sexy texture, and a serious finish. Hats off to this estate and the consulting team of Stéphane Derenoncourt for this stunning effort. Drink it any time over the coming 15+ years."

Wine Spectator - "Solidly built, showing tobacco and charcoal notes mixed with dark currant and blackberry compote flavors. There's good energy here and the fruit and earth details meld well through the finish. Has a little grip for mid-term cellaring too. Best from 2021 through 2030."

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Country France
Region Haut-Medoc
Vintage 2016
Winery Chateau Malescasse
Grape Varietals Bordeaux Blend
Size 750 milliliter
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