Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2010 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2010

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Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2010

SKU 01808

750ml Bottle

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
Region France, Bordeaux, Margaux
Brand Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery
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Wine AdvocateGorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.-Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak, given the impeccable balance and full-bodied, full-throttle style it possesses. Black raspberries, creme de cassis and spring floral notes intermixed with forest floor and a hint of charcoal are followed by an opulent, sexy, full-bodied wine whose tannins have become much sweeter, while the wine is less restrained yet still exuberant and impressive. This is a phenomenal example once again for this estate, harmonious in every sense of style, extraordinarily long, rich and ageworthy. Three to four years of bottle age will do wonders to make it more accessible, but this wine is set for 25-30 years of longevity.

Robert Parker, February 2013
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Wine SpectatorThis delivers a slightly chewy-edged feel, with charcoal and roasted alder hints holding sway over the core of steeped damson plum, black currant and anise notes. Shows grip through the finish, but stays long, featuring a lovely backdrop of tar and warm stone. The excellent range and drive should pay off in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013