"New estate with gravel and clay soils bought by Vignobles Lassagne with a good vine age average of 55 years. Malo and ageing in barrel, and this succeeds in achieving a supple, rich feel, just a little overly influenced by smoked oak notes. Good silky texture, and plenty of promise. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040." - Jane ANSON.
"Sixty-year-old vines and a blend with 70% Merlot have produced this richly dense wine. The structure and the fruit are well integrated giving a wine that is smooth, ripe with blackberry fruits and touches of wood-aging flavors. The wine will age, so wait to drink until 2023. - Roger VOSS"
"Fermented in new barrels, this wine is richly structured and full of dense fruit. Vivid blackberry flavors give the wine a strong line in fruitiness, acidity and tannins. The wine deserves to be aged. Drink from 2022. - Roger VOSS"
"A blend of 80/20 Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Chateau Maltus spent 18 months in French oak before bottling. This deep ruby/purple-colored Lalande-de-Pomerol boasts outstanding notes of chocolate covered cherries, blackcurrants, dried earth, and licorice. With medium body, a rounded, mouthfilling texture, and supple tannins, it’s an incredibly charming, delicious 2016 to drink over the coming 8-10 years."
"This structured wine is dense and packed with ripe, jammy Merlot. The richness of the wine is balanced by acidity and emphasized by the dark chocolate and full aftertaste. Drink the wine from 2022. - Roger Voss"
"The 30% Cabernet Franc in the blend makes all the difference to this rich perfumed wine. It has tannins and plenty of spicy flavors from wood fermentation and aging. The secret, though, is that it also has rich layered blackberries and the acidity to give the wine a lift. Drink from 2020. - Roger Voss"