History tells us that the origin of the Chateau Maltus goes back to the Middle Ages, in the time of the crusades. The Order of Malta, well implanted on the land named Lalande de Pomerol, cultivated vines for the first time on the grounds of the Chateau Maltus.
Appellation: Lalande de Pomerol AOC
Varietals: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines: Average 55 years
Tasting Notes: Beautiful sustained deep purple color. The bouquet is rich, generous, complex and reveals notes of black fruits. The iron-rich soil gives a fat and metallic taste, which many associates with truffles. The palate is round and powerful with some good integrated tannins. The finish is long and structured.
Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels with wood originating from the Limousin and Allier forests.
Pairings: Chateau Maltus Lalande de Pomerol will be a perfect match for grilled pork chops, beef stew, spanish paella and any strong cheese.
JamesSuckling.com - 92 Points
Vivino 4.3 (2018) No rating for 2019 yet - Among top 5% of all wines in the world https://www.vivino.com/US/en/landes-chateau-maltus-lalande-de-pomerol/w/5605514?year=2018