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De Malle 2005

RegionBordeaux
Subregion France > Bordeaux > Sauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

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Tasting Notes

Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Ch√Ęteau de Malle has a pleasing, harmonious, botrytis-rich bouquet with fine delineation: honeysuckle, minerals and orange-blossom gently floating from the glass. The palate is very well balanced with tensile citrus fruit that marries beautifully with the clear honey, mandarin and citrus notes. There is a compelling build to this wine in the mouth. A top de Malle to savor now and over the next 15-20 years.

92
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, June 2015
92
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008

Full yellow color. Pure but reticent nose suggests peach. Rich, concentrated and plump; not yet showing its complexity but there's a succulence here that's captivating. Finishes quite persistent, with a hint of cherry-almond. Very promising.

89/91
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, December 2007

Lots of spices, lemon rind and honey follow through to a thick, full-bodied palate. Long finish. Dense and sweet.

92/94
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006
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