De Malle 2001

SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White

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Bordeaux2001De MalleBT0525.00bt93+ RPAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

A fabulous effort, the 2001 De Malle is closed aromatically, but it exhibits tremendous palate penetration, deep, full-bodied flavors, great acidity for balance, and marvelous notes of lavender, honey, pineapple, creme brulee, and spice. This is a sensationally textured, long, medium gold-colored, moderately sweet 2001. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades.

Score: 93+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

Score: 90/94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

The de Malle 2001 has a soft apricot and marmalade scented bouquet with just a touch of burnt toffee. The palate is ripe on the entry with a hint of spice. It is quite compact but with good weight in the mouth, though it cuts away abruptly on the marmalade-tinged finish and consequently I have to shave a couple of points off my score. Drink 2014-2026

Score: 89Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (215), October 2014

Like crushed dried pineapples and apricots, with honey and spices. Full-bodied and superthick, yet spicy and sweet. Fabulous finish.

 James Suckling, March 2002

Score: 95/100James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

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