2004 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc
Lean but pure blackcurrant nose with attractive touch of mint. Ripe tannins, discreet, fine acidity, balanced and graceful.
Very dark. Quite dramatic. Sweet and rich - I would have guessed 2003 blind. Very sweet and could be very satisfying up in the air (written at a BA tasting). A little lacking in freshness on the ground but good for flying. A bit overripe on the nose and very slightly bretty? Sweet cassis gums and cuts off a little at the end.
Shows currant and hints of dried flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate, but clean.
This wine is flat-out delicious. Enjoy right now with a juicy hamburger. (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L Staff Member)