Chateau de Malleret, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Learn everything about Chateau de Malleret Haut Medoc, with wine tasting notes, and wine-with-food pairing tips. Learn the best vintages, the history of the property, and information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau de Malleret History, Overview

Chateau de Malleret has a long history in Bordeaux as it was founded in 1730 by Vincent Fevrier. Vincent Fevrier is credited for creating the vineyard and enlarging the estate. The property takes its name from a previous owner o the land, Pierre de Malleret, who lived on the estate in the very late 1500s.

The estate last changed hands in 1860 when it was sold to Philippe-Frederic Clossmann. The property is owned by direct descendants of the Clossmann family today, the du Vivier family, making Chateau de Malleret one of the few remaining family-owned estates with a history dating back over 150 years!

It is interesting to note that the property is not only a vineyard but also an Equisteran property that raises horses.

Chateau de Malleret Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 20-hectare vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. The vineyard has a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is mostly gravel soils.

The red wine of Chateau de Malleret takes place in a combination of cement tanks that range in size from 60 hectoliters up to 140 hectoliters and small, oak, 40-hectoliter vats. This allows for parcel-by-parcel vinification. On average, the wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.

in 2019, Chateau de Malleret began to produce a White Bordeaux wine produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc from a small, 1.5-hectare parcel of vines. The wine is aged from 5-6 months in an average of 35% new, French oak barrels before bottling. Stephane Derenoncourt has been with the estate as their consultant since 2014.

There is a second wine, Baron de Malleret. In addition, the estate also produces two more wines, Chateau Barthez, which is also located in the Haut Medoc appellation as well as Le Margaux du Chateau de Malleret from a small parcel of vines planted in the Margaux appellation.

The best vintages of Chateau de Malleret are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, and 2016.

When to Drink Chateau de Malleret, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau de Malleret needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for between 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau de Malleret is usually better with at least 1-3 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau de Malleret offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau de Malleret with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau de Malleret is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau de Malleret is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau de Malleret is also a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

de Malleret Blanc is great for pairing all types of seafood, chicken, pork, veal, and cheese.

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Château de Malleret Wine Tasting Notes

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2020 Château de Malleret  (Haut-Médoc) 88
Dark in color the wine is smoky with notes of espresso, wet forest, thyme and cocoa. The palate is round, fruity and juicy, with sweet, ripe currants in a forward approach. This should be enjoyable to drink on release. 87-89 Pts

Dark in color the wine is smoky with notes of espresso, wet forest, thyme and cocoa. The palate is round, fruity and juicy, with sweet, ripe currants in a forward approach. This should be enjoyable to drink on release. 87-89 Pts

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2020 Château de Malleret Blanc  (Bordeaux) 87
Lemon zest, pear and grapefruit rind combine to give you a forward, early drinking, lighter styled, sweet, citrusy wine. Drink this over the next year or two. 87 Pts

Lemon zest, pear and grapefruit rind combine to give you a forward, early drinking, lighter styled, sweet, citrusy wine. Drink this over the next year or two. 87 Pts

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2019 Château de Malleret Blanc  (Bordeaux) 88
Perhaps this needs to be consumed sooner than later to get the most out of its fresh, bright yellow citrus, flowers and green apple character. Drink 2023-2025.

Perhaps this needs to be consumed sooner than later to get the most out of its fresh, bright yellow citrus, flowers and green apple character. Drink 2023-2025.

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2018 Château de Malleret  (Haut-Médoc) 90
Fresh, soft and juicy, the wine is medium-bodied, with loads of ripe fruit, earth and a touch of espresso in the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink this over the following 10-12 years.

Fresh, soft and juicy, the wine is medium-bodied, with loads of ripe fruit, earth and a touch of espresso in the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink this over the following 10-12 years.

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2018 Château de Malleret Blanc  (Bordeaux) 86
Fresh, fruity, easy drinking, citrus oriented wine for near term consumption.

Fresh, fruity, easy drinking, citrus oriented wine for near term consumption.

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2016 Château de Malleret  (Haut-Médoc) 90
Medium-bodied, fresh, lifted, and fully developed, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe, fresh dark currants with a touch of chocolate, cigar wrapper, and spice, leaving you with a solid, round, long, fruit-filled finish. This is a true steal in the marketplace. If you are seeking a mature Left Bank Bordeaux that won't break the bank, this is it. Drink from 2023-2031.

Medium-bodied, fresh, lifted, and fully developed, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe, fresh dark currants with a touch of chocolate, cigar wrapper, and spice, leaving you with a solid, round, long, fruit-filled finish. This is a true steal in the marketplace. If you are seeking a mature Left Bank Bordeaux that won't break the bank, this is it. Drink from 2023-2031.

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