2015 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1254330 93-94 points James Suckling

 This is a fantastic example of this wine with wonderful richness and depth. Full body, chewy and rich. Goes on for minutes.  (3/2016)

89-92 points Vinous

 The 2015 Malescasse is terrific. A wine of energy and real class, the Malescasse is super-impressive today. Crème de cassis, violets, mint, licorice and plums are all beautifully delineated in this gracious, mid-weight Cru. Frédéric Massie Hannah Fiegenschuh are the consulting winemakers. (AG)  (4/2016)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

 One of the most successful Cru Bourgeois I was able to taste is the 2015 Château Malescasse which comes from an estate located between Margaux and Saint-Julien. A rough blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this beauty boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as loads of ripe dark fruits, chocolate, bay leaf and exotic spices. Medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, with ripe tannin and the upfront, sexy charm of the 2015 vintage, give bottles a couple years in the cellar and enjoy through 2027.  (11/2017)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Malescasse felt broody and saturnine on the nose, mulch-like aromas percolating through the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite austere in style and old-fashioned but it pulls it off well. Don’t approach if you want bags of fruit, but personally I adore the pencil shaving finish and its old school sensibility. (NM)  (10/2017)


 Very good expression of fruit with some florality and ripe tannins. Impressive for Malescasse. (SS)  (4/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 A Stéphane Derenoncourt wine. Glowing dark purplish crimson. Pepper and vigour on the nose. Stands out from the crowd for its ambition. Well made classic Médoc. Medium intensity but very good balance. (JR)  (4/2016)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/22/2016 | Send Email
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An all-time favorite of K&L. Almost every vintage is good here-especially since 2000. This is their best to date, but do not believe me-just ask our friend James Suckling. I think he is a 94 on it. Tastes great now and will so for many years to come.
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