Château Moulin de Mallet
AOC Bordeaux Red
This Moulin de Mallet 2016 owes its quality to the painstaking work undertaken in the vineyard in recent years (short pruning, managed grass cover, restricted yields, green harvesting, integrated pest control), as well as the vinification techniques aimed at fostering extraction of the fruit and colour without too much tannin. The results are especially telling in the 2009 vintage, with its near-black red colour and ruby tints. The bouquet is generous, displaying an array of red and black fruit aromas (blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry). The same harmony is discernible on the palate, with its supple, fleshy extract over a silky, velvety tannic base. A decidedly fine achievement which confirms the excellence of this leading cru of the appellation!
Ready for drinking from 2017; can be laid down for several years.
This densely coloured, garnet-hued wine displays a whole array of fresh, red and black fruit aromas (blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry). The same harmony is discernible on the palate – supple, chewy extract on a subtle tannic base! An easy-to-drink Bordeaux that can be enjoyed even in its youth, from 2018
Ready for drinking from 2018; can be laid down for several years.
MEDALS & AWARDS
1* Guide Hachette des Vins 2020
A wine of character with its sustained ruby-red colour, purple tints and red fruit aromas (strawberry, raspberry) with discreet hints of spice. Perceptibly tannic but not overly so, the dense, chewy palate delivers an impression of smoothness. Long, balanced finish.
Ready to drink from 2021, but can be laid down for several years.