De Malle are a consistent Sauternes producer that can excel in great vintages. 2001 is one of the best vintages for Sauternes in the last 30 years and de Malle did well to create a complex, well-balanced wine. Rich and creamy with good botrytis and plenty of life left to give. It will also work well with cheese as well as Christmas pud.
Chateau de Malle hasn’t been the most consistent or high quality Sauternes over the last two decades but it does boast some of the best gardens in Bordeaux. Originally designed in the early 18thcentury by Alexandre Eutrope de Lur Saluces it is easy to see how heavily influenced he was by his time in Versailles and Italy. The grand Renaissance building frames the immaculate terraces that hold statues from Greek mythology and the Italian commedia dell’arte as well as symbols representing wine and wine-making.
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2001 was an exceptional vintage in Sauternes
2001 was a good and relatively long-lived vintage in Bordeaux