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2019 Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery Pre-Arrival Offer
This Margaux third growth property has been bought and sold numerous times over its history, but it was after the purchase in 1955 by the Zuger family that the fortunes of the property took a turn for the good. At the time the property was in poor shape, with only 7 hectares under vine. Now the 23.5 hectares vineyard is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, and is easily delivering at its classified level and often more.
Malescot-St.-Exupery should be on the radar for every lover of rich and expressive Cabernet. And perhaps the reason they aren’t as highly collected is that it’s really been just the last few years they’ve elevated their wines to new levels. The consistency of the wines from 2014-2019 is remarkable, and to date the wines have been extremely well priced.
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.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)
The 2019 Malescot St. Exupéry is a striking wine that is sure to find many admirers. Gravel, smoke, licorice, pencil shavings and crushed rocks meld into a core of dark, inky plum and berry fruit. The interplay of earthy and savory notes with rich, dense fruit here is utterly captivating. Even in this warm, obviously opulent vintage, Malescot remains one of the most distinctive wines in Margaux, and in Bordeaux more broadly. I loved it.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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!
Neal Martin - Vinous
Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:
- There is no minimum order unless stated.
- All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
- Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
- The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2022.
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