Sumptous and seductive Bordeaux 3rd growth
Jumps out of the glass with flavours of violets, dark cherries, dried leaves and liquorice. Opulent and glossy on the palate with ripe hedgerow berries, dark plums, wild mushrooms along with some baking spice and espresso notes. Medium-bodied, fleshy with fine-grained tannins on a long fruit-filled and delectable finish. A Margaux with a nod to Burgundy.
- 96pts James Suckling (Tasted Jan '22)
- 94pts Robert Parker (Tasted Apr '22)
- 92pts Wine Spectator (Tasted Mar '22)
- 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc and 5% Petit Verdot
- 16 Months oak ageing
Food Pairing: Sauteed chicken livers, butterflied leg of lamb, plum/cherry bruschetta
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
“Standing out as one of the more dramatic, demonstrative wines in the appellation” (William Kelley, Wine Advocate). Being ranked as a 3rd growth in the 1855 classification is no guarantee of success unless you have the quality to back it up. Château Malescot-St-Exupéry is a case in point. While its fortunes waxed and waned over the 20th Century, a series of incredible vintages over the last decade has marked it as a standout estate in Margaux. In large part this is due to its consultant, the near-mythical oenologist Michel Rolland. It is now widely regarded as one of the most interesting and under-valued of all the 3rd growths.