Pensive Virginie Blanchet Holds Chateau Malescasse Haut Medoc 2011 to Camera

Pensive Virginie Blanchet delicately holds Chateau Malescasse (Haut Medoc) 2011 to the camera.

Jancis Robinson called the 2009 vintage 'lively and flirtatious'. 50% Merlot.


Photographed at Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux tasting in New York (April 10, 2014)...

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