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Château Malescot St. Exupéry

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2018 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 96

Dark, almost inky in color, the wine offers intensity, richness, velvet textures and purity of fruit. The array of black, deep red and nearly blue fruit with smoke, flowers, earth, espresso and licorice leaves a marked impression on the nose, on the palate and in the long, silky, polished finish. 95-97 Pts

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2017 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 94

Deep and rich in color, this wine quickly evokes dark fruits, tobacco leaf, espresso, smoke and earthy nuances. On the palate, you’ll find a sweet, soft, fruity, full-bodied wine that expands in your mouth and delivers freshness and verve. Created from a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot, this reached13% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. The harvest took place September 19 to October 7. The estate lost close to 20% of their harvest to the frost.

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2016 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 95

Still deeply colored, the wine instantly pops with smoke, blackberry, boysenberry, espresso bean, licorice and black cherry notes. Dense, full and plush, the mid-palate and finish is packed with the layers of dense, opulently textured, juicy, black fruits and cherry liqueur. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

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Blackberry liqueur, boysenberry, espresso bean and dark chocolate over black cherry open up the nose. Fat, titillating, deep and lavish, this wine is ambrosial, powerful and mouth filling. The finish is fresh and packed with the ripest, sweetest, juiciest, dark red fruits. Produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% alcohol with a pH of 3.72. The Grand Vin represents 72% of the harvest, which took place October 1 to October 25.

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2015 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 97

Dark in color, the wine offers a knockout nose of flower, black and deep red fruits, cigar wrapper, espresso, tobacco, smoke and truffle. The wine is concentrated, fat and intense. But it is also balanced, fresh, long, silky and complex. This is a stunner.

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Inky in color, the wine offers a concentrated, plush, luscious, sexy character. The dark fruits are ripe, lush and polished, The nose, with its floral, dark cherry, blackberry and smoke filled nuances grabs you. This is a stunner.

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Inky in color, concentrated, plush and polished, the texture is pure silk and velvet. The wealth of fruit in the finish just keeps on going.

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Inky in color with a showy perfume of chocolate covered plums, black cherry liqueur, flowers, earth and smoke. Dense and concentrated on the palate, this wine remains focused, fresh and opulently textured -- a difficult combination indeed. The boysenberry filled finish is sensuous, polished and velvety, yet there is a freshness to the layers of sweet fruit, making it a sort of cross between the estate's 2009 and 2005 vintages. Produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, the wine reached 14.1% alcohol with a pH of 3.85 and will be aged in 80% new, French oak barrels for 13 to 15 months. The Grand Vin represents 75% of the harvest, which took place between September 23 and October 15, making Malescot St. Exupery perhaps the latest estate to finish picking in the Margaux appellation this year. 95 - 97 Pts

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2014 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 93

Full bodied, with dark, black fruits, earth, tobacco, smoky cigar box notes and cedar wood. Classically styled, concentrated, juicy, tannic and as you would expect, quite young, give this 6-8 years for the fruit to come out and for the tannins to soften.

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This fun ride of dark chocolate, cherry liqueur, fresh herbs and supple tannins is already fun to taste. Deep garnet in color with the fragrance of truffle, cocoa, boysenberry and blossoms, it’s smooth, soft, fleshy and round. The wine was produced from a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and reached 14.2% alcohol with a pH of 3.82. 92-94 Pts

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2013 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 90

Showing depth of color for the vintage, the nose offers licorice, black cherries and espresso beans. Medium/full bodied, with a forward appeal, the wine is round, soft, fruity with a hint of dark cocoa in the finish and easy to drink in its dark red berry oriented youth.

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Dark ruby in color with a smoky, black raspberry nose, the wine is soft, medium bodied, fresh and easy-drinking with a minty, black cherry, forward personality. Blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 12.8% alcohol. Produced from 28 hectoliters per hectare, the Grand Vin was produced from 60% of the harvest. The wine is aged in 100% new French oak. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 92

Round, plush, lush and forward, the nose, with its licorice, floral and chocolate covered cherry personality earns some attention. Soft and easy to drink, a few years is all that’s needed for this come around.

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Malescot St. Exupery Blending 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc that reached 12.8% alcohol, which is similar to what the estate reached in 2008 and 2006. The medium-bodied wine will be aged in 90% new French oak barrels for close to 15 months. Flowers, smoke, tobacco, black cherry and black raspberry notes open to medium/full-bodied, supple-textured wine filled with chocolate-covered cherries and spice. 90-93 Pts

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2011 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 92

A solid wine in a diffcult vintage, deep in color, with licorice, coffee bean, black cherry, flowers and truffle in the perfume, the wine delivers soft, round textures, and a lush, round, slightly short finish. This should drink quite well on release and have the ability to improve with a few years of bottle age.

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From an assemblage of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the alcohol reached 13.5%. With yields of 38% hectoliters per hectare, the wine will be aged in 100% new oak. With coffee, truffle, tobacco, licorice, blackberry, vanilla and black cherry liqueur in the nose, this supple, round, polished wine offers sweet black cherry and chocolate in the round finish. 91-93 Pts

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2010 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 96

Dark in color, this wine is sexy, deep, long, rich and mouth filling. The fruit is sweet, ripe and luscious. This is one of few top 2010 Bordeaux wines that will deliver pleasure without extensive cellaring.

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Inky in color, this elixir pops the moment the wine hits your glass with licorice, smoke, black and blue fruits, jam, chocolate and coffee bean scents. This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot is incredibly powerful, polished, rich and opulent, if not decadent, this silky Margaux wine was made for hedonistic, Bordeaux lovers

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Inky, dark purple in color, this Margaux wine explodes from the glass with scents of fresh picked flowers, blackberry jam, vanilla, caramel, cassis, coffee and truffle aromas. In the mouth, this expansive Bordeaux wine is filled with sweet, ripe, plush tannins, opulent textures and a rich, ripe, round, opulent texture that finishes with a long, sweet, pure, blackberry jam finish. When asked which of his two most recent Bordeaux wines he likes best, the owner and wine maker Jean Luc Zuguer said, “I prefer the structure of the 2010 over the more exotic 2009.” 2010 Malescot St. Exupery was offered at 60 Euros. I liked this wine a lot. It’s a wine I purchased for my own cellar. 95-96 Pts

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Malescot St. Exupery Blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot with the remainder evenly split between Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this Margaux wine reached 14% alcohol. This is not a taste by the numbers wine. There is no sensation of heat in this beauty. Aromas of tobacco, cigar ash, stone, blackberry and floral scents pop from the glass with little effort. Mouth coating layers of concentrated, dense, ripe, sweet dark berries, powerful tannins and freshness. Rich, thick and flavorful, with a boatload of tannin, this Bordeaux wine will require over a decade of time in the cellar. Pairing high quality, style and price, this merits serious attention. 95-97 Pts

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2009 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 95

The color is just starting to barely lighten. On the nose you find smoke, tobacco, cedar wood, forest floor and ripe, deep red fruits. Full-bodied, lush and silky, the wine is sweet, opulent, rich and polished, with a hit of dark chocolate, espresso, mint and dark red fruits, with perfectly polished tannins in the finish. This is starting to enter the fun stage of life, but if you can wait another 5 years or so, the oak will better integrate and you'll have a better wine in your glass.

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Truffle, tobacco, espresso bean, blackberry liqueur, cigar box and black raspberry scents make up the perfume. Pure and sensuous, with hedonistic textures, this lush, fresh, polished wine is closing down. Drink it now for its charms, or hold for a while. It’s worth the wait. This still sells for a fair price. If you like the style, (and I love it!) it's worth adding to your cellar. Jean Luc Zuger, the chateau owner feels that for current consumption, 2003 Malescot is probably the best wine for today. For people with older vintages, he smiled and said 1961 is great too!

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2009 Malescot St. Exupery is the color of black and purple ink. Complicated aromatics filled with black cherry, blueberry, flowers, truffle, licorice, blackberries and dark chocolate pop from the glass. This rich, opulent, flamboyant feels like pure satin is coating your mouth. The long finish ends with an array of black and blue fruits, chocolate and spice sensations. This wine merits attention for its sensual style and fair for the level of quality prices. The wine was recently bottled. I would not be surprised if the wine gained another Pt, after its had time to settle.

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2009 Malescot is inky black. Blackberry, cassis, and plums with licorice and bitter chocolate explode from the glass. This Malescot is a fat, sexy, rich, flamboyant, and intense wine that coats your mouth and leaves you with sensations of blueberry, licorice, black raspberry, and spice flavors. 95-98 Pts

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2008 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 92

Full bodied, cedar, tobacco, black fruits, dark chocolate and smoky cigar box notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, fresh and juicy. The wine is a bit strict, there is a leafy, undercurrent in the mouth, which become less prevalent with time. For Malescot, this is quite classic in style. Give it another 5-8 years for the fruit to come out and for the wine to soften.

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This pungent perfume shows flowers, earth, truffle, cherry pipe tobacco and cassis aromas. The wine is concentrated, deep and richly textured. There is a lot to like in this polished, sexy style of Margaux. And the best part is, it's still for sale for about for $40! There are not many wines available for this price at the same level of quality. In fact, this was so good, and the price was right, I bought a case after the tasting!

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08 Château Malescot, St. Exupery has a deep ruby color. Spice, floral, oak, tobacco, and black fruit aromatics are all over the place. This full bodied wine offers a polished texture. On the palate, layers of chocolate and of fresh, ripe, blackberry and boysenberry deliver a lot of pleasure. 92-95 Pts

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2007 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 89

Smoke, fresh herbs, espresso, tobacco, cigar box and plum open the nose. On the palate, the wine fully mature, medium bodied, spicy and crisp, with smoked cigar black currant finish. This is fully mature, so owners should drink up.

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2006 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 91

Secondary aromatics are already coming alive. Cedar, wet forest, cocoa, tobacco, cigar box, cocoa and plums are all over the place. Medium/full bodied, with some tannins remaining to be resolved, the earthy, plummy, black cherry dominated wine is just about there.

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Smoke, tobacco, cassis, cocoa and herbs with a sprig of mint created the perfume. With 4 hours of air, from time combined in the decanter and glass,the wine never lost that dry sensation from the tannins. The cassis filled finish will probably always be on the austere side of the style range for Malescot St. Exupery.

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Earth, cassis, blackberry, spice, espresso bean and tobacco scents lead to a round Margaux wine. Still very young, this supple wine ends with fennel, black cherry, spice and cassis filled finish. Give this another 5 years and it should start showing well.

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2005 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 94

Seriously concentrated, round and fleshy, this richly textured, silky, powerful wine is slowly creeping out if its shell. It is going to need at least another 5 years before the oak completely integrates into the wine.

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Starting to show its secondary characteristics with tobacco, earth and forest floor notes that peek through the fog of sleep. Silky, spicy, soft and polished, this luscious wine needs time to wake up and develop more complexity.

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Deep in color, the wine is tight and requires coaxing to find the tobacco, earth, boysenberry and cigar box scents. Rich, deep, fat and fleshy, the sweet boysenberry, licorice, chocolate and kirsch sensations remain in your mouth for over 40 seconds. This is developing well. If you don’t have some in your cellar, it’s worth purchasing at today’s tariff.

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Still showing deep color, the bouquet offers licorice, smoke, ripe boysenberry, cocoa and earthy scents. Rich, concentrated and polished, this lush wine is pure silk in its long finish. While it's still primary, due to the polished nature of its tannins, the wine can be enjoyed today, although I'm waiting another 5 years before I begin popping my bottles.

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Inky, opaque purple in color, the wine explodes with scents of licorice, blackberry, blueberry, spice, truffle and forest floor aromas. Powerful, rich and intense, this opulent, mouth filling, suave Bordeaux wine finishes with a long sensation of ripe, fresh, pure blackberry and cassis. This beautifil Margaux wine will age and evolve for decades.

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2004 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 91

Developed nose of truffle, tobacco, cigar box, licorice and blackberry get you going. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, sweet and fresh, ending with fresh sweet, earthy black cherries. You can truly enjoy this wine today.

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Medium bodied, soft and supple, as it approaches its 10th birthday, this is starting to drink well. Espresso, black cherry, tobacco, truffle and anise round out the finish.

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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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2001 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 90

Still on the oaky side, but once past the espresso, smoke and cocoa, the wine is soft, polished, round and open. The dark red berries are sweet, with a dark chocolate, thyme and black cherry note in the finish. I liked the wine, but less oak, for this amount of fruit would make it a much better tasting experience.

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2000 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 92

Round, lush, soft and polished, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and offers its dark cherry, espresso, floral and earthy profile with just 30 minutes in the decanter. The finish is round, polished, sweet and still fruity.

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Over the years, the wine has clearly become more elegant in its texture. The nose is still holding on to a touch oak, but the truffle, floral, smoke, cassis, cherry and dark chocolate are more of what you notice. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, silky, fruity and youthful for being close to 17 years of age. With time in the glass, hints of mint made an appearance. However, the oak remains present, even with more air. It is not off putting, but it's there. All the tannins seem to be resolved. I expect my few remaining bottles will be even better with 3-5 more years of age, as the fruit seems young and vibrant. The wine was splash decanted and served about 10 minutes later.

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Earthy, truffle, smoke, tobacco, licorice and blackberry make up the perfume. With soft, round tannins, fresh black cherry and spice, this is starting to drink well.

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This opens up with floral, cassis, orange blossom and spice aromatics. This fresh wine is mouth filling and elegant, ending with a ripe black fruit filled finish.

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1975 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 75

Much better on the nose with its earthy character, than on the palate, where you tastse and feel the the, tart, rustic, bright wine which is starting to drop its last remaining fruits. If you have a bottle, open it sooner than later, before the red fruit finish becomes more tannic and acidic.

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1961 Château Malescot St. Exupéry  (Margaux) 89

The wine faded in the glass far too quickly. Before it was gone, the cedar, tobacco, cigar box and bright red fruits offered were quite nice. But as the wine remained in the glass, the fruit faded and the acidity kicked in. I have had better bottles, however. So, once again, there are no such things as great wine, after 20 years of age, just great bottles. Such is life...

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Clearly, exposure to air helped this wine along. After bing popped and poured, the wine started off with canned vegatal aromas and cigar box. 30 minutes later, the wine morped into a tobacco laden, cassis and truffle filled wine with regal, soft, but firm character. This is a wine to seek out at auctions as I suspect it sells for a song, compared to its quality.

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Brick color, with scents of dried black cherry, smoke, earth, tobacco and truffle. Concentrated with fleshy textures and the unique texture of truly mature, old wines, the wine finished with spicy, sweet dark and red berries. It was interesting tasting this wine as today, Malescot is on fire. They have morphed into one of the hot new properties to watch in Bordeaux.

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