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Malescot Saint Exupéry 2019

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Margaux
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

This is a 28 hectare Margaux property. Michel Rolland consults here. The vineyard is planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Malescot St. Exupery is generous and expressive, bursting with aromas of cassis, cherries and blackberries mingled with hints of loamy soil, dark chocolate and espresso roast. Full-bodied, broad and muscular, its fleshy core of fruit is framed by succulent acids and ripe, powdery tannins that assert themselves on the finish. This will reward a bit of bottle age with flamboyant drinking. Drink Date
2027 - 2060

William Kelley, RobertParker.com (April 2022), April 2022

The 2019 Malescot Saint Exupéry has a well-defined bouquet, although it does not quite possess the intensity that it showed from barrel. Touches of licorice and allspice gently unfold with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, and lightly spiced with white pepper and clove toward the detailed, persistent finish. This is a serious Margaux that deserves time in bottle. 2026 - 2060

Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2022

Sweet currant and berry aromas with hints of blackcurrants, black cherries and flowers. It’s full-bodied and layered with beautifully polished tannins that last for minutes. Tight and very focused. This needs at least six or seven years to open. Try after 2027.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2022

The 2019 Malescot Saint-Exupery is deep garnet-purple in color. It prances out with gregarious black and red cherries, fragrant earth, blackcurrant pastilles, and violets notes plus wafts of tar and fallen leaves. The velvety, medium-bodied palate is laden with vibrant, energetic black and red berry layers, lifted by a refreshing backbone and finishing long and fruity.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

Grilled tobacco leaf and liquorice on the first nose, there is a flash of spiced heat to kick things off, reflecting what is a gourmet wine full of personality and big tannins. Cocoa bean and espresso alongside blackberry and hedgerow fruit give a generous, unfussy feel. Jean-Luc Zuger is owner at this estate, one of the first in the Médoc to use gravity-fed winemaking over a two-storey wine cellar right back in the 1870s.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, January 2022

Tasted blind. Rich and well balanced, even if quite evolved. Lots of early pleasure with some fruit density and a tannic charge that became more evident in the glass. Good wine! 14%
Drink 2025
– 2035

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2023

Deep ruby in colour with sweet, caramelised red fruits on the nose. The palate is glossy and ripe, with star anise and cinnamon layered by morello cherry and baked plums. Modern and opulent in style but not over extracted, this silky and fleshy wine will offer hedonistic pleasure from a fairly early stage.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020
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The 2019 Malescot St. Exupéry is richer and more flamboyant on the nose compared to its Margaux peers with ravishing red berry fruit, vanilla, iodine and touches of cassis, becoming increasingly floral with aeration. The palate has a cashmere texture on the entry matched by well judged acidity. Wonderful cohesion here, harmonious and focused with veins of black pepper and allspice towards the finish that feels reassuringly long. Deee-licious! 2024 - 2060

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

The deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Malescot St. Exupery charges out of the gate with vibrant notes of crushed red and black currants, warm blackberries and Morello cherries plus suggestions of pencil lead, cedar chest, clove oil and wild mushrooms with a waft of fertile loam. Medium-bodied, the palate has an enticingly energetic skip in its step, delivering mouth-coating red and black berry layers with plenty of earthy sparks and a firm, fine-grained texture, finishing on a lingering exotic spices note. Don't let the flamboyant fruit at this early stage fool you—there is a serious backbone to this wine, which should offer a good 30+ years of cellaring potential. Drink 2025-2050.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Oct 20), October 2020

This is enjoyable and has been well handled, offering blackberry fruit with a brambled hedgerow edge that suggests both plenty of juice and also a slightly rustic edge to the tannins. It gives the wine an unfussy quality that emphasises the floral aromatics. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040

Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020

Tasted blind. Rich and well balanced, even if quite evolved. Lots of early pleasure with some fruit density and a tannic charge that became more evident in the glass. Good wine! 14% Drink 2025 – 2035

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2023
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