2009 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc
Warm, spicy and sweetly oaky. Ripe damsons on the mid palate. Very nice harmony of fruit and structure, and just fresh enough.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Complex nose features delicate, almost Margaux-like aromas of cassis, fresh tomato, clove, damp earth and dried underbrush. Then smooth and sweet on the palate and weightier than the nose suggests, with a velvety texture to the cassis and blackberry flavors. Very fine tannins and a saline nuance add interest on the moderately long finish. A very good wine that owing to its ripe fruit flavors is easier to identify blind as a product of the '09 vintage than as an Haut-Medoc.
Soft, with modest mulled plum and cherry fruit laced with a light earthy note. Gentle finish. (Web-2012)