Aroma Fragrant cassis, plum, clove and liquorice notes Taste Ripe, smooth, very well balanced, great complexity and length
Decant and serve with tender roast lamb.
In the film High Society Frank Sinatra crooned ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ Fans of First Growth clarets might put their hands up but given that the stunning Château de Malleret 2010 Haut-Médoc costs a mere £20, you don’t need to be. This 16th century estate has been through many noble hands over the last four centuries. New owners in 2000 invested significantly, which is clear from the superb quality of the wine. Aged in fine French oak, the 2010 is beautifully made, as the judges at three distinguished French competitions recognised, each awarding the wine a Gold medal. The gorgeous blend, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, even includes a little Carmenère – rare in Bordeaux these days.