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Malescot St. Exupery 2005 (750ML)
Château Malescot-St.-Exupéry, just past Château Palmer as you head north on the D2 from Bordeaux, is among the hottest value-driven estates in Margaux and offers generous, appealing wines never fail to impress. This historic Third Growth offers concentration with finesse that flourishes with age, attracting fans from Napa to Pomerol to Margaux.
96 Points, Robert Parker, Jr., Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades." 06/15
97 Points, Wine Spectator: "Exhibits blackberry, mineral, currant and dark chocolate. Full and velvety, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. Long and caressing, with incredibly sweet fruit and tannins on the finish. Goes on for minutes. A thoroughly gorgeous wine. Best after 2015. 6,615 cases made." 03/08
96 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent: "Deep garnet-brick in color, the 2005 Malescot St. Exupery offers up a compelling perfume of roses, cinnamon stick, dusty soil, and unsmoked cigars over a kirsch and redcurrant jelly core with a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a chewy texture supporting the generous fruit, lifted by just enough acidity, finishing long and fragrant. A stunning performance from this property, it is drinking beautifully now and should continue to give another 20 years of pleasure." 07/22