Matèle Jean Le Blanc 2009
Matèle Chéne Truffier 2008
Leather, black currant, wet soil with rot leaves, light creamy. Turns into straw berry and becomes similar to Beaujolais style noses after more breathing.
Medium-high tannin, especially on lips. Straw berry, grass, light creamy, dry wood, licorice and clove on the palate. Distinct at the beginning, converge with proper length. Must good with steaks.
Domaine la Borie 2007 Froment Vigneron
Pronounced nose, begins with leather and black cherry and green pepper. Turns into truffle and bouquet.
Medium-high tannin. Black berry and black pepper. Palate is a bit weaker than the nose. A bit boring after the preceding Chéne Truffier.
Le Domaine de Mériguet 2009 Les Jumeaux
Deep- ruby. Black cherry, leather, bouquet, mint, chocolate, vanilla note, light floral honey. More fruity and more floral honey after breathing.
Due to élevé en fùts de Chéne, palate has coffee flavor, besides the pickled plum, clove and anise. High acidity. Stronger than the next one.
Mériguet 2008 Cahors Malbec
High in tannin and acidity. Mineral, eucalyptus leaves, dry grass, leather. Quick dry and convergence mouthfeel.
Chambert Gourmand 2008 Fruité Intense
High in tannin and acidity. Mint, grass, black berry, chocolate, and plum. Apple note at the lingering end.
Chateau de Chambert 2005 Collector
A bit aged flavor, pickled vegetables, wood, pickled fruit. Tannin is still high, can keep for a few years.
Chateau Chambert Malbec 2008 and 2009
08 vintage seems not as good as 09, so you can sense more oak barrel process flavors in 08 vintage, like vanilla. Besides, 08 vintage provides more fresh fruity and gravel nose. 2009 vintage contributes more deep noses, more dark fruit, leather, black mushroom. 2009 turns into bouquet, wood and vanilla noses after breathing; as a comparison, 08 vintage seems flatter.
09 vintage has a bit more tannin than 08, but both are high. 08 vintage has medium-high acidity, caramel, black berry, and chocolate. 08 vintage shows a bit sugarcane flavor of Argentina malbec after breathing. 09 vintage has high and lingering acidity, black berry, black pepper and leather. 2009 vintage has good aging potential.
Chateau de Chambert Orphée 2005
High acidity and high tannin. Not as strong as 2005 Collector. Spicy, black berry, chocolate, light leather, caramel. This one shows the elegance potential of Malbec.