About the Wine
Located on “The Right bank” from Bordeaux, Chateau Maillet dates back to 1820, when the Moze Berthon Family established in the area. Georges Moze was the first member getting involved in the wine business. The family was already producing wine under the name Chateau Gouperie and back then, Maillet was the second wine label from the estate.
In 2009, the Chateau started making L’Elegance, a 100% merlot wine. This wine, and the incorporation of Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus as their wine consultant led to completely renovating the Cellar of Pomerol and to the creation of Chateau Maillet: A new wine from the Pomerol appellation, made by an old and classic Chateau.
The vineyard has 4.5 ha. of planted grapes (95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc), the best parcel of the land is the one located close to Chateau Bon Pasteur. The soil is composed by gravel, clay and sand.
Chateau Maillet is completely vinified in the barrel (alcoholic and malolactic fermentation) and it is also aged in 100% new French oak barrel.
Tasting Notes: Garnet-purple color. On the nose, elegant notes of blueberries and blackberries, hints of mocha and cigar and floral aromas like violets. On the palate, very structured and long finish. Pair this wine with mostly all meats: veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes, Asian Cuisine, and pasta.
“Decadent and attractive with blueberry and blackberry aromas that are abundant and clear. Full body, firm and chewy tannins, and a long, flavorful finish. Very structured and poised. Try from 2023.” ~ 95pts. James Suckling
“The 2016 Maillet is medium to deep garnet-purple colored, and pronounced plums, black cherries, and warm black raspberries leap from the glass with hints of mocha and cigar box plus a waft of violets. Full-bodied, rich, and packed with generous plum and blackberry preserves layers, it has a solid, velvety frame and fantastic length.” ~ 92 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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