Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Malescot St Exupery, Margaux 2016

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

2016

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

97 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 – 97 points

A stunning red with currants, blackberries, roses and violets. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and polish and finesse to the powerful tannins. A real stunner. Better than 2015. Take a serious look at it, beginning 2024.

Wine Advocate – 95 points
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Malescot St. Exupery sings of cassis, fragrant earth, tobacco and lilacs with a compelling waft of mocha. Medium to full-bodied and strutting loads of expressive fruit layers at this youthful stage, it’s framed by ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing with great length and depth.

Wine Enthusiast – 92–94.
92–94. Barrel Sample. This estate is really improving. The wine in this vintage is full of fragrant fruit, with the tannins making a fine backdrop to the juiciness. It’s going to be a fine medium-term wine.

Decanter – 93 points

This has forward oak edging and attractively smoky fireside notes of ash and grilled sarments. The tannins are monolithic at this stage, and there’s a lot to be impressed about in this wine, although it has closed down pretty severely, emphasising austerity rather than seduction. There’s no question that all the elements for ageing are present and correct – it’s a confident expression of the vintage and one with huge potential. Matured in 70% new oak. From a high yield of 51hl/ha.

Drinking Window 2024 – 2040

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