|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||When do you find a 94 Point Bordeaux with “energy & real class” for only $22? From a 100 point winemaker no less?|
|Why now?||An affordable treasure|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94JS | 93WA|
|What is it?||Haut-Medoc Red Bordeaux from acclaimed 2015 vintage|
|What’s in it?||Merlot · Cabernet · Petit Verdot | ABV 14%|
|When to drink?||Now to 2030+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Hard Cheese ||
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Great beef dinner, introducing fine Bordeaux to those learning to appreciate better wines|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant for 60 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes free shipping|
Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc 2015 | A Wine of Energy & Real Class
Deep ruby-purple. Sexy, aromatic nose, featuring a plush mix of ripe blueberry, blackberry, violets, and mint. While pure, precise, and full-bodied, showing muscularity in the mid-palate. In addition, chewy flavors of black and red fruits, licorice, and dried herbs accented by exceptional mineral persistence. Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc 2015 is a superb effort which will continue to improve over the next decade.
94JS | Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc 2015 is a fantastic example of this wine with wonderful richness and depth. While full-bodied, chewy and rich. Goes on for minutes.
Extraordinary 2015 Vintage | Affordable Treasure
Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc 2015 exemplifies the extraordinary 2015 vintage. While Wine Spectator hails as “easily the best vintage since 2010. A chewy black-and-red-fruited Haut-Médoc stunner.
So how good was 2015 to the Cru Bourgeois category? Good enough that Wine Advocate went out of their way to laud it with an exegesis whose title, “Affordable Treasure,” made their bullish position plain. Most of all, this vintage ought to be rich-pickings for Bordeaux lovers seeking affordable, good quality Bordeaux. These are wines inclined to paste stupid big grins on your face. Plus, their quality truly sparkles. Moreover, they probably cost a fraction of nearly every Grand Cru Classé.”
The effects of the stellar 2015 vintage were felt across the breadth of Bordeaux. While the perfect conditions elevated the entire AOC. Hence making the 2015 Cru Bourgeois wines some of the finest values in the region. And no parcel in that category was more blessed than the perfectly situated gravel vineyards of Château Malescasse. Furthermore, under the supervision of Stéphane Derenoncourt, performed to absolute perfection.
Château Malescasse | Impressive find from Winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt
So Antonio Galloni of Vinous found Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc 2015 a “wine of energy and real class” that “is super-impressive today. While, this over-achieving effort bears the fingerprints of Bordeaux mastermind Stéphane Derenoncourt, who has authored multiple 100-pointers. Whether you drink now or rest it for a decade, Malescasse is unquestionably one the Left Bank’s most impressive finds.