Château Malescasse

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9245 ratings
9.138 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.1

Great vintage for Malescasse. Very primal and coarse, showing a rough outer shell of earth, coffee and barrel char notes. There’s a nicely concentrated core of dark fruit and licorice that takes time to expose. Tannins are chewy but ripe. This will be great in a few years. Love the power and intensity here. A Bdx drinker’s Bdx.

Great vintage for Malescasse. Very primal and coarse, showing a rough outer shell of earth, coffee and barrel char notes. There’s a nicely concentrated core of dark fruit and licorice that takes time to expose. Tannins are chewy but ripe. This will be great in a few years. Love the power and intensity here. A Bdx drinker’s Bdx.

Sep 24th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Blackberry, plum, vanilla / medium+ body, solid complexity at this pricepoint

Blackberry, plum, vanilla / medium+ body, solid complexity at this pricepoint

Nov 14th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry, currant, vanilla and oak on the palate. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, currant, vanilla and oak on the palate. Full-bodied and moderate tannins.

Nov 11th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

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.

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.

Sep 29th, 2019
Dan R
8.1

Good news: it’s drinking at peak. Bad news: it’s a Brett 💣. Grab some cheese and try to ignore the spritz

Good news: it’s drinking at peak. Bad news: it’s a Brett 💣. Grab some cheese and try to ignore the spritz

Mar 14th, 2019
Eric Egan

Pretty pleased that I pinned this as a merlot dominant 2010 Left Bank Cru Bourgeois, though I guessed La Tour Carnet. A very competently made wine. Lovely, if slightly straight-forward nose of blackcurrent with a touch of soft oak and blackcurrent leaves. Drinking very well right now.

Pretty pleased that I pinned this as a merlot dominant 2010 Left Bank Cru Bourgeois, though I guessed La Tour Carnet. A very competently made wine. Lovely, if slightly straight-forward nose of blackcurrent with a touch of soft oak and blackcurrent leaves. Drinking very well right now.

Jan 7th, 2018
Eric Urbani

Past due?

Past due?

Dec 25th, 2017
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

This overachiever was perfect with our chuck roast. A 2004 that has arrived at 13 years old with great texture as well as fresh cassis fruit. Very fine indeed!

This overachiever was perfect with our chuck roast. A 2004 that has arrived at 13 years old with great texture as well as fresh cassis fruit. Very fine indeed!

Sep 10th, 2017
Ellen Clifford

Girl computer Cru Bourgeois. You guys. Get into the Cru Bourgeois it doesn’t mean you are bougie (which Merriam-Webster just decided to include in their dictionary so if you don’t know what I mean...look it up), it just means you have high standards and a way with bargains. Consummate old world. It’s all like hi I’m all dark berries and black currant and violets and we’ve been having a party with our buddy tar but hidden in a pencil box because we are supes into graphite. Fuck this ink nonsense we like stones and lead. This wine is badass but it really would like some food too methinks. Earth and cassis. I’d very much like a mushroom pizza on the side.

Girl computer Cru Bourgeois. You guys. Get into the Cru Bourgeois it doesn’t mean you are bougie (which Merriam-Webster just decided to include in their dictionary so if you don’t know what I mean...look it up), it just means you have high standards and a way with bargains. Consummate old world. It’s all like hi I’m all dark berries and black currant and violets and we’ve been having a party with our buddy tar but hidden in a pencil box because we are supes into graphite. Fuck this ink nonsense we like stones and lead. This wine is badass but it really would like some food too methinks. Earth and cassis. I’d very much like a mushroom pizza on the side.

2 people found it helpfulSep 10th, 2018
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

Steak and claret night was on tonight! Cinnamon cooked up a storm, and the cool curranty fruit of this 14 year old Bordeaux was the perfect companion to the rich, dry aged ribeye.

Steak and claret night was on tonight! Cinnamon cooked up a storm, and the cool curranty fruit of this 14 year old Bordeaux was the perfect companion to the rich, dry aged ribeye.

2 people found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2015