CHÂTEAU MAILLET 2019
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Pomerol
Grape | 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | 100% new French oak barrels
Tasting Notes | Deeply colored, concentrated, lush, rich, ripe and plummy, this hedonistic treat delivers layers of ripe, dark plum liqueur, flowers and chocolate on the nose and palate, finishing with polished, fresh, sweet, sensuous, deep red fruits and silky textures. This is going to deliver fabulous tasting experiences for at least 2 decades, if not more
Pairing | Classic French meat dishes, but we recommend a nice roasted lamb or duck!
Drinking | 2024-2050. This is alreay drinking quite well. If you opened a bottle now, you won't be dissapointed. Idealy put one bottle aside for a few more years.
Critic Notes / Awards | 93-94/100 James Suckling. 93/100 Jeff Leve
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
The history of Chateau Maillet dates all the way back to 1820 when the Moze Berthon Family was first established in the Bordeaux region. The first member of the Moze Berthon family to be involved with the estate was Georges Moze, in 1820. The estate takes its name from its previous owner, the Comte de Maillet.
Chateau Maillet is a new wine from the Pomerol appellation. As Pomerol is the smallest of the major Bordeaux regions with just 800 hectares of vines, it is quite hard for a new wine to become established, but that is what took place with the 2015 vintage. However, while the wine is new, the name is not exactly new.
The property is just 400 metres from the world famous Petrus. It's vines are also grown on the famous Blue Clay of Pomerol.
Soils: Blue clay.
Farming: Hand harvested, no pesticides or chemical fertilizers used
Vines: On average 40 years old