Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery Margaux 2015
With a convoluted history dating back to 1616, this Margaux estate finally found stability when the Zuger family purchased it in 1955. Over the past decades, they’ve gone from a 7-hectare estate to 23.5 hectares planted with predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This luscious wine is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, with a concentrated, fruity palate and polished finish.
JS97: "Some very rich and ripe red and dark berries here make for an impressive, engaging nose that has charming violet undertones. The palate is velvety and supple, while super smooth tannins deliver a long and plush, plum-soaked finish. Great wine and already drinking well. Try from 2023." - James Suckling
AG95+: "One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Malescot Saint Exupéry is superb. Grilled herbs, smoke, black cherry, lavender, menthol and graphite literally explode from this glass. Huge swaths of tannin give the wine its shape and big, ample frame. Iron, smoke, graphite, grilled herbs and licorice punctuate the huge, powerful finish. Readers should be in no rush to open the 2015, as it is likely to require at least a handful of years to become approachable." - Antonio Galloni
NM94: "The 2015 Malescot St. Exupery, which showed so impressively in barrel, has developed a gorgeous bouquet with sea spray-infused black fruit, well defined with hints of shucked oyster shell. The palate is fresh on the entry with a fine line of acidity, a Margaux that is tensile from start to finish without compromising fruit concentration. There is a lot of personality in this Malescot, real terroir expression on the finish and it has a very promising future. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2045." - Neal Martin