2006 Ch de Malleret, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois Superieur, DOUBLE MAGNUM 300cl (Frail Corks)
A deep garnet core with a mature bricking colour to the rim. There is a lovely sense of evolution as the mature Cabernet sauvignon has developed a minty note, whilst the palate is still full and fleshy (courtesy of the double magnum format) with an excellent fresh lift to the finish. This is a great find, beautiful, mature Cru Bourgeois with melting tannins and soft supple fruit. Perfect current drinking or can be held for 2 to 3 years as it matures further.
Château de Malleret is an historic Haut-Médoc estate that combines a grand Chateau with super quality wine for a surprisingly modest price. The property is three centuries old and until 2006 belonged to the Clossmann family. Today it’s in the capable hands of Bruno Vonderheyden and Florence Deguillaume.