Château Malescasse

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.710 ratings
8.53 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
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
Pat Taylor

I bought 3 of these today on impulse as the deal was too good to pass up for a Bordeaux 11 years on. It’s smooth and palatable, but not anywhere close to complex. Haut Medoc gets an (undeservedly) raw deal when compared to the famous appellations, but sometimes you just need to appreciate what it is. A quick google search showed me this chateau is located between Paulliac and Margaux. It’s merlot-heavy for the left Bank but it adds a silkiness. Interestingly, I can easily taste the punchier grapes added for structure (Verdot and Cab Franc) and they haven’t integrated well but it also doesn’t have the power and would be a watery mess without them. Gravel influence is obvious and there is a lot of dust. Nice wine overall and certainly worth the $30 CAD.

I bought 3 of these today on impulse as the deal was too good to pass up for a Bordeaux 11 years on. It’s smooth and palatable, but not anywhere close to complex. Haut Medoc gets an (undeservedly) raw deal when compared to the famous appellations, but sometimes you just need to appreciate what it is. A quick google search showed me this chateau is located between Paulliac and Margaux. It’s merlot-heavy for the left Bank but it adds a silkiness. Interestingly, I can easily taste the punchier grapes added for structure (Verdot and Cab Franc) and they haven’t integrated well but it also doesn’t have the power and would be a watery mess without them. Gravel influence is obvious and there is a lot of dust. Nice wine overall and certainly worth the $30 CAD.

Jul 20th, 2019
Raymond Tang

Appearance: clear clarity, medium intensity, garnet. Nose: clean condition, medium intensity, aroma - cigar, black berry, fruitcake, stewed prune. Palate: dry, high acidity, medium (+) chalky tannin, flavour - dark cherry, chocolate, smoky, long finish. Conclusion, very good and approachable cab-sauv, great value for its price tag ($33), alcohol and flavour greatly integrated.

Appearance: clear clarity, medium intensity, garnet. Nose: clean condition, medium intensity, aroma - cigar, black berry, fruitcake, stewed prune. Palate: dry, high acidity, medium (+) chalky tannin, flavour - dark cherry, chocolate, smoky, long finish. Conclusion, very good and approachable cab-sauv, great value for its price tag ($33), alcohol and flavour greatly integrated.

Mar 13th, 2013
Peter Bourget

Peter had this 6 years ago

Peter had this 6 years ago

Oct 30th, 2013
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

8.5

Louis had this 7 years ago

Louis had this 7 years ago

Apr 30th, 2013
Tom Pambrun

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Dec 24th, 2019
Vic Nato

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Apr 17th, 2019
Marte Riise

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Mar 1st, 2019
Vidal Mathieu

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Oct 4th, 2015
Minoru Yoshida

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Jun 16th, 2015