Chateau de Malle and a little Sauternes History

Here’s another but slightly different video to highlight one of the wines in the January Sale.  Chateau de Malle is a ‘monument historique’ or listed building and one of the oldest properties in Sauternes with fantastic gardens that are classified as amongst the notable gardens of France.

I normally go straight to the cellars but here I took time out for a personal tour of the chateau.  I’m very glad I did because I learnt a lot that I didn’t know about the history of the important Sauternes families.  Connections between de Malle, Yquem, Coutet, Filhot and Cadillac also become clear.  Fascinating stuff!

To enable you to sample some of this history we have some fantastic de Malle from the sensational 2009 vintage (bottles and halves), the ‘cool’ natured 2002 vintage (bottles and halves) and the much overlooked, great value and totally ‘evolved’ 1999 vintage (bottles and halves).   Enjoy!  Bill Blatch


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