Chateau De Malle 2005 MAGNUM - Sauternes Grand Cru Classe

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The Château de Malle, Second Cru Sauternes which also has vineyards in the neighboring appellation Graves, developing its first wine from 28 hectares of vineyards in the town of Preignac, between Gironde and Ciron, the river and the river bring thick morning fog so important for sweet wines. Indeed, they bring moisture allows the development of botrytis cinerea fungus botrytis. Grapes - 70% Semillon, 28% Sauvignon and traces of muscadelle - are collected in several stages, by hand, once they are roasted and concentrated in sugar and material. Then there is a gentle and learned pressing, vinification vats and a long-term breeding in new oak barrels in the third. There is in this Second Cru Sauternes citrus, intensity, bright and airy mouth, good balance and great aging potential.

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SKU B103
Color White
Bottle Size 0.2 L
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Alcohol 13.50
Main grape Semillon
Grapes 69% Semillon, 28% Sauvignon, 3% Muscadelle
Maturing Barrique
Tasting Scores

RP 89+,WS 92,GH *

When to drink 2020-2040
Vintage 2005
Vintage Description

A homogeneous harvest grapes in perfect health and a relatively reasonable volume (6,000,000 hl): it is indeed an exceptional vintage! Ideal weather conditions from May - permanent sunshine without excess heat, very little rain and cool nights - enabled slow ripening characteristic of years of legendary Bordeaux. The Merlots are as successful as the Cabernet: intense and elegant fruit, balance, depth, richness, concentration and extreme freshness, not to mention an almost unlimited aging potential. Only time will tell us if they prove as great as in 2000, 1989 and 1982 which already readily compared. Sweet wines are as grandiose, offering a nice balance between sugar / alcohol / acidity, and delicious candied nuances, roasted and toasted, which blend fine woody notes. On a more classic style than the exceptional 2003 they are nevertheless comparable to the magnificent 2001 and 1997, or even greater.