Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Malescot St Exupery, Margaux 2014

R1,550

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

2014

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

96 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 – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot

Ageing – it is matured in oak barriques, 80% 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 – 96 points

13 Feb, 2017 – Dark currants and berries with walnuts on the nose. Follows through to a full body, integrated tannins and a gorgeous finish. Exciting. Wow. Drink in 2020.

Vinous – 93+ points
The 2014 Malescot Saint Exupéry is powerful, rich and explosive. One of the more exuberant, flamboyant Margaux that readers will come across, the Malescot exudes serious depth and intensity. Black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and dark spice meld into the deep, succulent finish. The 2014 needs time in bottle, but it is impressive and also highly promising.

Jeb Dunnuck – 93+ points
I put the 2014 Malescot St-Expuery up with the crème de la crème of this vintage and it offers a wonderfully complete, balanced, concentrated style offers loads of class and personality. With loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruits intermixed with notions of graphite/lead pencil, spring flowers, and damp earth, it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, layered, and ripe, with sweet tannin and rock-solid underlying acidity. This is a straight up gorgeous, classy, elegant Margaux that’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and shine for 15-20 years. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste the 2015 for this report. 2020 – 2040

Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 92 points
The 2014 Malescot-St-Exupery has a clean, fresh and vibrant bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and cedar scents, a touch of graphite emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit laced with cedar and graphite. The acidity is well judged, that pencil lead note heightened towards the finish that demonstrates very fine persistence. I like the swagger and class of this Margaux and I can see this offering two decades of drinking pleasure.

Wine Enthusiast – 92 points.
91–93. Barrel Sample. This is an attractive, already fruity wine. It has layers of fresh acidity that shoot through the firm, dry, tannic structure. The finish offers abundant fruit flavors and woody smokiness.

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