Château Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2005

$225.00
Save $50.01 (22%)
$174.99

SKU 00335

750ml

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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
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château Malescot St. Exupery
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorExhibits blackberry, mineral, currant and dark chocolate. Full and velvety, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. Long and caressing, with incredibly sweet fruit and tannins on the finish. Goes on for minutes. A thoroughly gorgeous wine. Best after 2015.

James Suckling, March 30, 2008
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThis estate's finest effort - ever, the 2005 Malescot St.-Exupery should be sought out by readers looking for intensity combined with superb richness, fascinating elegance, and a surreal concoction of blue and red fruits, a silky texture, and a delicate yet powerful wine that builds incrementally, never becoming overwrought. This dense purple-colored, medium to full-bodied tour de force in winemaking is already displaying remarkable complexity. It should only get better over the next decade, and will last through 2030. I would not be surprised to see this wine merit a few more points with additional aging.

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • we92

Wine Enthusiast91-93 Barrel sample. Big, ripe and juicy-a Dolly Parton wine. With exuberant fruitiness this is attractive now, but there are solid, firm tannins, so the wine will perhaps grow up.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2006