The 2015 Malescot St. Exupery, which showed so impressively in barrel, has developed a gorgeous bouquet with sea spray-infused black fruit, well defined with hints of shucked oyster shell. The palate is fresh on the entry with a fine line of acidity, a Margaux that is tensile from start to finish without compromising fruit concentration. There is a lot of personality in this Malescot, real terroir expression on the finish and it has a very promising future. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2045.
|Score: 94||Neal Martin, -, March 2018|
The 2015 Malescot-St-Exupery has an intriguing and complex bouquet with oyster shells and seaweed infusing the intense black fruit. It is certainly well defined with nicely integrated new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a keen thread of acidity, very pure and smooth in texture, gently unfolding towards the lightly spiced finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is a superb Margaux, surfeit with breeding and sophistication, though it will need 10-15 years in bottle. Drink 2025-2045.
|Score: 93/95||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016|
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Malescot St. Exupery is scented of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and red plums with touches of earth and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied with ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of expressive fruit, it finishes long and pure. 2021 - 2039
|Score: 94+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018|
Some very rich and ripe red and dark berries here make for an impressive, engaging nose that has charming violet undertones. The palate is velvety and supple, while super smooth tannins deliver a long and plush, plum-soaked finish. Great wine and already drinking well. Try from 2023.
|Score: 97||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018|
The beauty in the fruit here is so impressive. Full body, super fine tannins. It’s very racy and incredibly long. Sexy and rich finish. Better than the legendary 2009? A blend of 70% cabernet savignon, 30% merlot
|Score: 97/98||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016|
One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Malescot Saint Exupéry is superb. Grilled herbs, smoke, black cherry, lavender, menthol and graphite literally explode from this glass. Huge swaths of tannin give the wine its shape and big, ample frame. Iron, smoke, graphite, grilled herbs and licorice punctuate the huge, powerful finish. Readers should be in no rush to open the 2015, as it is likely to require at least a handful of years to become approachable. 2025 - 2055
|Score: 95+||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
The 2015 Malescot St. Exupéry is dense, powerful and rustic. Black cherry, smoke, leather, iron and dark spices hit the palate. Expansive, broad and juicy, the 2015 has more than enough depth to full out its broad shouldered frame. As it often is, the Malescot St. Exupéry is a bit rough around the edges, but time in bottle should take care of at least some of that. The 2015 finishes with lovely density and a blast of pure power. Michel Rolland consults. Tasted two times.
|Score: 92/95||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016|
Tasted blind. Juicy start. A little diffuse. But easy to like. Slightly drying on the end. Just a tad dull.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019|
Particularly glowing crimson. Light nose with some wildness about it. A hint of something animal! Distinctive wine that is a bit more daring than the average Margaux. Not the most tannic but very nicely balanced.
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016|
This is a 28 hectare Margaux property that has beefed up its wines in recent years. Michel Rolland consults here. Sometimes this is not very Margaux-like, but always impressive. The vineyard is planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Inky colour with a dense black fruit nose. The palate is rich with mouthfilling tannins and a glycerol texture that gives oozing ripeness to the blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. The finish is pure cassis with a little creamy vanilla. Plush with no hard edges.
|Score: 15.5+||Farr Vintners, March 2016|
Ripe black fruits the nose has depth the palate fleshy and supple. Ripe cassis is backed by dark chocolate but there is freshness bilberry and bramble balancing firmer at the back but sweet and ripe on the finish.
|Score: 89/92||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016|
|Score: 89||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016|
It does all of its requirements adequately in 2015 but there is a hint of dilution everywhere and this lets the senses down
never to recover. The final straw is the tannin which finishes up blunt and charmless and far too abrupt on a wine of these
|Score: 15.5+||Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016|