Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1485 ratings
9.091 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Evan Roberts

Lean iodine, green peppers with subtle hint of well worn leather, blackberry and cassis. Body is lean and aged but still enough softened tannin to keep the wine lively and wonderful soft lingering soft finish.

Lean iodine, green peppers with subtle hint of well worn leather, blackberry and cassis. Body is lean and aged but still enough softened tannin to keep the wine lively and wonderful soft lingering soft finish.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2017
Ron R
9.1

Just opened the case, which came direct from the winery, en primeur.
I let this breathe for 3 hrs, reason being, I could smell sh%* in my glass. It took a while to evaporate, but in the end, the Bdx notes shone through. This needs food, as the acid structure overpower the tannins. Good light mouthfeel with a tart cherry finish. Drink this with rich meats or full-fat, soft cheeses. Still fresh and youthful, and has the stuffing to last for another 15 years, at least.
At 12.5 abv, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen.

Just opened the case, which came direct from the winery, en primeur.
I let this breathe for 3 hrs, reason being, I could smell sh%* in my glass. It took a while to evaporate, but in the end, the Bdx notes shone through. This needs food, as the acid structure overpower the tannins. Good light mouthfeel with a tart cherry finish. Drink this with rich meats or full-fat, soft cheeses. Still fresh and youthful, and has the stuffing to last for another 15 years, at least.
At 12.5 abv, the alcohol was nowhere to be seen.

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

Fruits are fading and it's structure is starting to slip. If you still have bottles in your cellar, drink em up.

Fruits are fading and it's structure is starting to slip. If you still have bottles in your cellar, drink em up.

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2016
Yarrow Beydoun

Blueberries, currents, blackberry, leather, smokey match, soft tannin, beautiful structure and balance for such a young Bordeaux.

Blueberries, currents, blackberry, leather, smokey match, soft tannin, beautiful structure and balance for such a young Bordeaux.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015
Les Huisman

Been open for 2 days, and it's working in its favor. This should go someplace cool.

Been open for 2 days, and it's working in its favor. This should go someplace cool.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.0

A very large scale Margaux composed of about 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Verdot. This wine had generous aromatics, with everything from dark cassis to green peppers on the nose. In the mouth it was the sweetest of the Medoc wines, and among the sweetest of the whole tasting, with lots of rich fruit, full body and big texture. This also has a big backbone of tannin, and drinks well right now with richer dishes like the short ribs that we had with it.

A very large scale Margaux composed of about 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Verdot. This wine had generous aromatics, with everything from dark cassis to green peppers on the nose. In the mouth it was the sweetest of the Medoc wines, and among the sweetest of the whole tasting, with lots of rich fruit, full body and big texture. This also has a big backbone of tannin, and drinks well right now with richer dishes like the short ribs that we had with it.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Martin Redmond

Inky earthy black currant, blueberry, black cherry focused dusty tannins smooth long finish

Inky earthy black currant, blueberry, black cherry focused dusty tannins smooth long finish

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2013
Andrew Holloway

Delicious bdx

Delicious bdx

Jun 18th, 2017
Andres Montoya

Black fruit: currant, cassis, blackberry, plum, with dense, unctuous, almost resinous-like texture. This is bold, potent and crammed with sweet earth, allspice and smoked red bell peppers.

Black fruit: currant, cassis, blackberry, plum, with dense, unctuous, almost resinous-like texture. This is bold, potent and crammed with sweet earth, allspice and smoked red bell peppers.

May 13th, 2017
Evan Roberts

Woah best of tonight's trio, gracefully aged. Everything I want in vintage Bordeaux. Leather, bell pepper, hints of pepper and spice. Elegant finish. Oh lord this bottle went too fast

Woah best of tonight's trio, gracefully aged. Everything I want in vintage Bordeaux. Leather, bell pepper, hints of pepper and spice. Elegant finish. Oh lord this bottle went too fast

Jan 14th, 2017