2010 Malmaison, Moulis
Aromas of blueberries and minerals follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a caressing finish. Very finely crafted. Gorgeous wine from here. Better in 2015.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(an 80/20 blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon): Bright, dark red. Cassis and mint on the classy, youthfully medicinal nose. Juicy and on the lean side but intensely flavored and sharply focused, with bright acidity framing the red berry and licorice flavors. Finishes firmly tannic but not dry, with a strong spine of acidity. This very solidly built merlot-dominated wine should put on weight with a few years in the bottle. (The property is owned by Baron Edmond de Rothschild.)
Forward, with a floral hint and fresh, polished plum and cassis notes. A modest dose of toasted vanilla shows on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. 6,600 cases made. (Web Only-2013) (JM)
Elegant on the nose and quite grippy on the palate. This property has been doing well lately.