Château Relais de La Poste "Cuvée Malbec" 2015 Côtes de Bourg


Château du Relais de la Poste produces an unusual single varietal wine made form Malbec, a grape not that common in Bordeaux anymore. It used to be part of most blend decades ago but only a few Château are still growing it nowadays. We loved the wine when we first tasted it and the fact that it only made of Malbec made it even more interesting for a Bordeaux! The nose shows aromas of blackberry, chocolate, a touch of black pepper and floral scents. Palate is medium-bodied, has plenty of fruit notes, a nice freshness and a woody taste, that should soften with a few years in the bottle. Highly unusual Bordeaux but well-crafted and definitely worth trying!

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Château Relais de La Poste
2015
AOC Côtes de Bourg
Bordeaux
Dry Red Wine
100% Malbec
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
From now to 2022
2 hours before
16-17°C
Roasted and grilled red meat
Game
Mature cheese
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuffChâteau Relais de La Poste Cuvée Malbec Côtes de Bourg
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Farming
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Silica, silt & clay
3.2 Hectares
30 years old
Sustainable practices
45 hl/ha
Mechanical
14%
12 months in oak barrels
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

89/100 "The Cuvée Malbec from Chateau Relais de la Poste is matured in American oak dried over an extensive period. It has an attractive nose with blackberry, dark chocolate and a touch of black pepper that gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight chewiness on the entry, segueing into quite a lively, white pepper-tinged middle with finer tannin than I was expecting. The Malbec really flourishes here and delivers a minty freshness on the finish. Enjoy this over the next 5 or 6 years."

Guide Hachette des Vins

2* "It has been a long time since this cuvée, always of good level, puts forward the Malbec in Bourgeais. As remarkable as the previous vintage, the 2015 shows an intense colour with youthful reflections. Its nose, still woody, liberates in the glass pleasant fruity notes (stones, black fruits) and delicate floral scents. More fruity, the palate leaves a feeling of youth and freshness. Its powerful tannins will soften well with age."

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Château Relais de La Poste "Cuvée Malbec" 2015 Côtes de Bourg

Château Relais de La Poste "Cuvée Malbec" 2015 Côtes de Bourg

Château du Relais de la Poste produces an unusual single varietal wine made form Malbec, a grape not that common in Bordeaux anymore. It used to be part of most blend decades ago but only a few Château are still growing it nowadays. We loved the wine when we first tasted it and the fact that it only made of Malbec made it even more interesting for a Bordeaux! The nose shows aromas of blackberry, chocolate, a touch of black pepper and floral scents. Palate is medium-bodied, has plenty of fruit notes, a nice freshness and a woody taste, that should soften with a few years in the bottle. Highly unusual Bordeaux but well-crafted and definitely worth trying!