M De Malleret – 2012 – Margaux

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Quite dense core, ruby with a slightly lighter rim, still appearing youthful. Pure nose, showing off some floral notes; rather sweet fruit there, sweet plum, cassis, tobacco and fine wood. Good density on the palate, dense core of fruit, finely grained tannin; a touch of cocoa powder, nice chocolaty touch there. Wine still keeps within a quite medium-bodied frame but there’s a good density of fruit there, a great deal of freshness, elegant dark fruit, plum, cassis. Well-integrated fruit and a long clean finish. Still with a slight tannic presence on the finish; it’s still a youthful wine that deserves one or two years to get rid of that slight tannic sensation. Very good potential for further aging.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.