Château Malescasse

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.028 ratings
9.415 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
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
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
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

Why didn't I buy two cases of this effortless, silky claret?! Great with Shepard's pie and peas.

Why didn't I buy two cases of this effortless, silky claret?! Great with Shepard's pie and peas.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.7

This just keeps getting better! I feel smug about buying a case!

This just keeps getting better! I feel smug about buying a case!

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

This is the biggest single bottle variation I've experienced. Last weekend a 9.3. Big lush ripe dark fruits. Tonight, all mid red fruits and earth. Both paired well with the steak but last weekend the better experience.

This is the biggest single bottle variation I've experienced. Last weekend a 9.3. Big lush ripe dark fruits. Tonight, all mid red fruits and earth. Both paired well with the steak but last weekend the better experience.

May 21st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Consistly one of the top values in Bordeaux. This 01 is over delivering the vintage and my expectation. Rich dark cassis. Ripe blackberries, blueberries, strawberries paint the background. Rich wet dark earth, black tea, velvety leather, nice baking spices and a long rich elegant finish. It's hit it's stride with even better evolution ahead. Just got a wave of warm chocolate fudge brownie with raspberries.

Consistly one of the top values in Bordeaux. This 01 is over delivering the vintage and my expectation. Rich dark cassis. Ripe blackberries, blueberries, strawberries paint the background. Rich wet dark earth, black tea, velvety leather, nice baking spices and a long rich elegant finish. It's hit it's stride with even better evolution ahead. Just got a wave of warm chocolate fudge brownie with raspberries.

May 15th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

I have two complaints about this wine- it doesn't come in liter bottles and I only have two bottles left out of my case. Drinking this with prime top sirloin left me wanting for nothing... Except for more of the same!

I have two complaints about this wine- it doesn't come in liter bottles and I only have two bottles left out of my case. Drinking this with prime top sirloin left me wanting for nothing... Except for more of the same!

Apr 16th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.4

Steak & claret Friday! This is the most reliable, value wine I have ever bought for the home cellar... I should have bought a 2nd case. It has great power and dark currant fruit, savory intrigue, developed texture and excellent acid. What else could I ask for? Another box!

Steak & claret Friday! This is the most reliable, value wine I have ever bought for the home cellar... I should have bought a 2nd case. It has great power and dark currant fruit, savory intrigue, developed texture and excellent acid. What else could I ask for? Another box!

Dec 20th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

A fine value in claret! Expressive, integrated and well balanced- where is my skirt steak?

A fine value in claret! Expressive, integrated and well balanced- where is my skirt steak?

Jan 22nd, 2014
Peter Bourget

2001 - still alive and doing well.

2001 - still alive and doing well.

Dec 25th, 2013