Turmeric color. Nose: peach, pineapple, roses. Chalky texture, in a bad way. Different - pineapple, cookie, flowers, almost spicy. Medium+ sweetness. $50
This producer always seems to be right on top of things. Great quality, and you can't beat the price.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for 201 Premiere Château de Malle 1/2 Fl. -Subskription
69% Semillon, 28% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Muscadelle. 30% new french oak, and aged for 20-24 months in barrel. Loads of citrus, creme brulee, vanilla and toast. This is sweet but balanced with great acid, spicy botrytis and a delicate focused finish. Geoffrey Binder. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau de Malle 375ml
Attractive aromas and flavors of sliced apple, pear and honey. Medium-bodied and medium sweet, with a spicy botrytis and fruit finish Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau de Malle 375ml
Shows fresh pineapple on the nose, with hints of melon. Medium- to full-bodied and medium sweet, with a spicy, honey finish. Score range: 89-91 -JS Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Chateau de Malle 375ml
I suspect most readers will find it hard to get excited about the 2002 vintage for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes after what appears to be a prodigious 2001. However, 2002 is a very fine year for this region, possibly superior to any of the vintages between 2000 and 1991. The wines possess plenty of botrytis, but neither the impressive definition nor the supreme elegance of the 2001s. This is a sweet, full-bodied, fat, concentrated, intense effort that was showing well in September 2003.
Very clean aromas of caramel, vanilla and ripe pear. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with dried pineapple character and a light finish. Slightly hollow midpalate. Not as exciting as from barrel, but a pleasant wine. Best after 2006.
Full yellow. Aromas of peach, flowers and marzipan. Dense on entry, then sweet and concentrated in the middle, with a slightly aggressive note of reduction showing today. In an awkward stage, but this boasts strong sappy, spicy material. Like a couple of these '05s, this seems youthfully musclebound in the early going.
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. Best after 2009.
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