Celebrating my wife’s 31st birthday with some of her favorite things: friends, pizza, and wine.
Been a while since I’ve had anything from H-M. I enjoyed this selection and thought it drank nicely. Brambly dark fruits, medium body, decent complexity. — 2 days ago
5 years of age and lovely qraphite edge to this, right on the money for the price point. Delicious with roast duck. — 2 days ago
Drinking quite nicely after it opens up. Multiple layers of fun. Long, smooth, delicate finish. — 6 days ago
My last bottle of 2001. It was in peak form with another 5-7 years ahead.
When you buy upon release, you get that it is a pretty good wine but, young, it is still astringent and earthy. However, when you cellar it for 17 years, it blossoms into soft, creamy, velvety expression of balance and elegance. The best part is, it was $25. I’ve had some expensive wines that were not this enjoyable.
The fruits were beautifully ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries and showing nice blue fruits. The evolution softened, the earth and gave it amazing integration. Soft tobacco tones and leather, most clay, top soil, stones, anise, a little dry brush, beautiful, round near perfect acidity and a creamy, lush, round, creamy finish that sings on the palate. Nice pair with our New York Strips. 🥩
Photos of; Chateau Malescasse, their concrete tanks, oak vats, barrel room and their elegantly appointed tasting room. — 15 days ago
Light/medium mouthfeel, dry on the tongue with undertone of blackberry. Drinking it alone, but would pair with pate, salmon, duck, chicken and perhaps a cassoulet — 2 days ago
Very balanced wine. Not over powering tannins, but they are definitely present. Black currants, juicy black fruit. Would definitely buy again. — 5 days ago