2003 Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux Wine Tasting Note

2003 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 91

The oak has fully integrated into the wine. The texture is soft, and the fruits are ripe, round and sweet. Medium bodied, and tasting more developed than it should for its age, this is a wine to enjoy over the next 7-9 years.

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Deep ruby in color, reticent aromas of smoke, licorice, wet earth, tar, blackberry, coffee and tree bark lead to a sweet, ripe, round, medium bodied, plush, black raspberry and spice filled wine. This is drinking very nice today. I’d opt for finishing any remaining bottles over the next decade.

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One of the best values in the entire Margaux appellation, this is turning out nicely with a fragrant nose of flowers, cocoa, black cherry, coffee bean and earth. Soft, supple and plush in texture, the wine ends with a smooth, round, ripe, dark berry finish. Drink now for pleasure, or age it a few more years for additional complexity. Either way, the wine delivers a lot of pleasure and at a fair price too!

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Chateau Malescot St. Exupery Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Malescot St. Exupery, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting, due to the lush quality and character of the wine. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery is usually better with at least 10-12 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Pibran offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 12-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Malescot St. Exupery, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Malescot St. Exupery is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

Run, do not walk and taste this wine! Jean-Luc Zuger is on fire at Chateau Malescot St. Exupery. The wines being made at the property today are stunning! Perhaps because they have only been on a hot streak for a few years, for a Bordeaux wine of this quality, they remain fairly priced.

This wine is no shrinking violet. It is thick, rich, pure and aromatic. The tannins are soft and the texture is elegance. 2009 is a stunning wine and is even better than the sublime 2005! For a wine of this quality, it remains fairly priced.

The Zuger family also produce Domaine de Balardin, a Bordeaux Superieur as well as make a wine in the Cotes de Provence appellation, Domaine de Tamary. The Zuger family are also partners in a Negociant company with the Salin company.