2016 Château Haut Maillet Pomerol
Slottets vinmarker grænser op til l'Evangile, La Fleur Petrus og Gazin, hvilket unægteligt har sat sit præg på vinen. Château Haut-Maillet er således en af de mest typiske repræsentanter for den maskuline stilart blandt Pomerol's vine. Vinen besidder således en kompleks bouquet sprængfyldt af mørk frugt og et hint af læder og skovbund. Smagen er kompakt, med stor dybde i den meget lange eftersmag. Vinen fra Château Haut-Maillet besidder et fremragende lagringspotentiale. James Suckling: "The 2015 Bordeuax vintage is extraordinary - and you're going to want to get your hands on some en primeur." "The 2015 vintage is an extremely exciting year for Bordeaux, producing wines with exuberant fruit character and plenty of tannin backbone to give them form and tension. They have a unique ripe fruit character that remains cool and fresh. They have a dynamism that make me want to buy some." "There's something in the best wines that remind me of the great wines of the 1980s such as 1982 or 1989 that I tasted from barrel as a young wine critic/journalist. They have a neoclassical style not emphasizing massive concentration or wood but length and balance with strength." Vinous: "Bordeaux enjoyed its strongest vintage in a number of years in 2015." Wine Spectator: "It looks to be the best vintage since 2010. The bad news is ... well, there's not too much bad news, really." Wine Enthusiast: "The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux is very good, and in some specific places, very, very good. It's easily the best vintage since 2010." "All three styles of Bordeaux 2015 wine-reds, dry whites and sweet whites-are a success, which hasn't been the case since 2005."