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2005 Château de Malle

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49227-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    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.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Green apple, toffee and lemon tart aromas open to a full body. Very sweet, with caramel, cooked apple and light vanilla flavors. Long and flavorful. Dense and sweet.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Rather catty and pinched on the palate - not as ample and opulent as one would like. Pretty simple and sugary on the finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Chateau 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.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2016-2022
    Author: 2323
Located in the heart of the Sauternes appellation, this vast estate covers nearly 200 hectares of land. Built in the beginning of the 17th century, today the chateau is a listed as a historical monument,

The vineyards are comprised of 27 ha of Sauternes AOC land and 23 ha of Graves AOC land which lay in a continuous stretch around the perimeter of the chateau. The land is slightly hilly, with subsoils of silica, sand, and clay-gravel. The Chateau de Malle is classified as a Sauternes Grand Cru Classe, with characteristic aromas of honey, almonds and candied apricot. In Graves, the M. de Malle is a dry white wine matured in new oak barrels.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 57 bottles owned
  • 16 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 16 collectors)