Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2015 750ml
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Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2015

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Planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, Château Malescot Saint Exupéry was awarded third growth status in the 1855 classification in Bordeaux. Today their old vines average 40+ years planted in soils consisting of Pyrenean gravel are very well-placed in the appellation. Some of Malescot's vines lie right next to those of Chateau Margaux. Malescot is highly capable of turning out 'compelling wines that combine elegance and authoritative flavors' according to Robert Parker. 

The name of the property is taken from two former owners: Malescot and Saint Exupéry, the grandfather of the famous aviator-writer. Château Malescot Saint Exupéry adjoins part of Château Margaux's vineyard. The current owner has focused his efforts on improving the quality of this notable estate and has succeeded. From the beginning of the 1990s, the wines, with aromas of red and black fruits, and red and purple flowers, have become richer, more intense and more consistent. They are also now even more refined with delicate nuances to match the full-bodied character.

James Suckling
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Some 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
Wine Spectator
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Lovely 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.

March 31, 2018
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One 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.

February 1, 2018
Wine Advocate
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Medium 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.

February 21, 2018
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