2000 - Ch de Malle 2ème Cru Sauternes
07A0MALL _ 2000 - Ch de Malle 2ème Cru Sauternes - 12x75cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château de Malle
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2005 - 2018
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now

2000 CH DE MALLE 2ÈME CRU SAUTERNES - 12x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château de Malle
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ Muscadelle
Drinking
2005 - 2018
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £326.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2003,
    Score: 89

    Wine Advocate #146 (Apr 2003) Drink 2003-2018Seductive notes of honeysuckle and pineapples follow through in the flavors of this medium to full-bodied, unctuously textured, chunky, fleshy, appealing 2000. Enjoy it over the next 10-15 years.

Producer

Château de Malle

This magnificent second growth estate, complete with 17th century château was historically owned by the Lur Saluces family (of Yquem fame), but since 1785 came into the custodianship of the Bournazel family.The vineyards are situated in the communes of Preignac and of Fargues. Of this huge estate which produces white red and sweet white wine, only 28 hectares of the vineyard area are dedicated to the making of Sauternes. The vinyards are planted with 69% semillon, 28% sauvignon blanc and 3% muscadelle grapes with average ages of 30-40 years. Barrel ageing is in one third new barrels every vintage for 20-24 months. Bottling occurs 2-3 years after the vintage.

Region

Sauternes

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.