Chateau Malmaison Moulis en Médoc 2009
With a permanent quality objective in producing this wine, the grapes are harvested manually, then sorted on tables before being vatted. Vinication then takes place in stainless steel vats with automated temperature control. Malmaison wines are then patiently aged for 16 months in new barrels and barrels that have been used once. Since 1997, Baroness Nadine de Rothschild has continued the legacy of this property in keeping with the wishes of her husband.
Wine SpectatorThis has a good sappy feel, with kirsch and cherry preserves flavors laced with a pepper note and a lively tobacco streak. Shows a stony edge on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 9,500 cases made.