Château de Malle

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc

9.021 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Jusden Aumand

On the delicate side with conviction. Balanced acid integration.

On the delicate side with conviction. Balanced acid integration.

Jun 18th, 2017
Martin Sher

Quite a bitter kick on this sticky.

Quite a bitter kick on this sticky.

Mar 26th, 2021
Richie Diesterheft

Smooth and slightly sweet

Smooth and slightly sweet

Aug 22nd, 2020
Pat Taylor

Visible residual crystals dancing on the bottom. Only a thirty minute decant, followed by cork replacement and a further thirty on ice. For me, the acidity is lacking 15 years on. It has lovely apricot and honey that are on full display, but that’s most of the story. I like my Sauternes/Barsac to be a little more business and only slightly casual; it’s not all flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts. When in perfect balance, the acidity and sweetness cause a great battle to commence. On the one hand, the lingering sweetness and texture should invite you to immediately revisit another sip. But you pause. And you do that only because you have a fear that, if you sip it too fast, a ripping acidity damage your tastebuds. That’s a dessert wine.

Visible residual crystals dancing on the bottom. Only a thirty minute decant, followed by cork replacement and a further thirty on ice. For me, the acidity is lacking 15 years on. It has lovely apricot and honey that are on full display, but that’s most of the story. I like my Sauternes/Barsac to be a little more business and only slightly casual; it’s not all flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts. When in perfect balance, the acidity and sweetness cause a great battle to commence. On the one hand, the lingering sweetness and texture should invite you to immediately revisit another sip. But you pause. And you do that only because you have a fear that, if you sip it too fast, a ripping acidity damage your tastebuds. That’s a dessert wine.

Jul 17th, 2020
Pat Taylor

I’m really starting to dig this aged Sauternes game. 😉

I’m really starting to dig this aged Sauternes game. 😉

Dec 27th, 2019
Lauren Young

Delicious and sweet

Delicious and sweet

Apr 17th, 2019
Jose Urtasun

Fantastic Sauternes

Fantastic Sauternes

Dec 24th, 2014
Alex Chase

Tropical fruit smoothie of a wine

Tropical fruit smoothie of a wine

Apr 20th, 2013
Jak Jabes

Jak had this a year ago

Jak had this a year ago

Nov 18th, 2021
Caryn Jones

Caryn had this 5 years ago

Caryn had this 5 years ago

Mar 3rd, 2018