Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Malescot St Exupery, Margaux 2010

R2,995

A stunning, multidimensional wine showcasing concentration and liveliness, delivering enticing drinking pleasures

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Top Rated

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2010

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

95 points

Story

Story

Châteaux Malescot St Exupery is a 3ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Margaux.

In 1697 the land and chateau was sold by the Louise Ecoisses to Simon Malescot, King’s Counsel to Louis XIV at the Parliament of Bordeaux. Malescot gave his name to the property, and added a large house together with numerous outbuildings. the Malescot family sale the Chateau to Count Jean-Baptiste St-Exupéry, the grandfather of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the famous French writer and pilot, who wrote the little prince. The property was classified as a third growth in the 1855 classification, and changed the name in Chateau Malescot St-Exupéry. Under the Zuger’s, the buyer in 1955, the estate has grown to 23.5 ha, and many improvements and innovations have been implemented.

Specifications

Specifications

Blend – 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot

Ageing – it is matured in oak barriques, 60% of which are new, for 16 months and is bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Malescot-St-Exupéry can be light and lean when young but after 6-7 years of cellaring displays a seductive perfume and a harmonious and silky texture which few wines from Margaux can match. The 2012 Malescot offers up tremendous level of black fruits, charcoal and intense, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sensational purity, low acidity and ripe tannins. It is full-bodied, stunning, multidimensional, and a compelling example of this vintage

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 95 points

2 Feb, 2013 – A wine with beautiful strawberry and chocolate with hints of pie crust. It’s full-bodied with super integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Needs at least four to five years to really come together but so wonderful. Not the amazing 2009 but clearly outstanding.

Robert Parker – 95 points
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Malescot St. Exupery wafts gracefully out of the glass with scents of potpourri, raspberry coulis and kirsch over a cassis and warm plums core with a touch of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy red and black fruits, sporting a firm, fine-grained texture and oodles of freshness. It has a good, long and remarkably pure finish.

Wine Enthusiast – 92–94.
92-94 Sweet and juicy, a wine that has the potential to be delicious. The tannins are certainly prominent, although with good sweetness. Finally very structured.

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