Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2015 1.5L

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Planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the old vines of the estate average 35+ years. These well-placed vineyards, some of which lie next to those of Chateau Margaux, are capable of turning out 'compelling wines that combine elegance and authoritative flavors' according to Robert Parker. The estate has been a third growth since the 1855 classification in Bordeaux.
Category Red Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery
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James SucklingSome very rich and ripe red and dark berries here make for an impressive, engaging nose that has charming violet undertones. The palate is velvety and supple, while super smooth tannins deliver a long and plush, plum-soaked finish. Great wine and already drinking well. Try from 2023.

February 1, 2018
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorLovely steeped plum, fig and blackberry fruit is melded thoroughly with notes of alder, lilac and warm tar, giving this both treble and bass, while velvety tannins carry the finish with ease. Offers a long sanguine detail through the finish. Best from 2022 through 2040. 8,871 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
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VinousOne of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Malescot Saint Exupéry is superb. Grilled herbs, smoke, black cherry, lavender, menthol and graphite literally explode from this glass. Huge swaths of tannin give the wine its shape and big, ample frame. Iron, smoke, graphite, grilled herbs and licorice punctuate the huge, powerful finish. Readers should be in no rush to open the 2015, as it is likely to require at least a handful of years to become approachable.

Antonio Galloni, February 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateMedium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Malescot St. Exupery is scented of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and red plums with touches of earth and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied with ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of expressive fruit, it finishes long and pure.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 21, 2018

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