Chateau Malescot St. Exupery Margaux [Pre-arrival] 2022
JD94-96: The 2022 Château Malescot Saint Exupéry is gorgeous and certainly a Margaux worth seeking out. Dense purple-hued, with a rich, powerful bouquet of ripe black fruits, melted chocolate, smoked tobacco, and spice, it picks up a beautiful floral character with air, is full-bodied, and has a layered, opulent mouthfeel as well as a great finish. It shows the vintage's building yet velvety tannins and is going to warrant just 4-5 years or more of bottle age, but it's a brilliant wine in the making.
VM93-95: The 2022 Malescot Saint Exupéry was picked from 19 September until 5 October, stopping over two weekends as rained. Every parcel contributed fruit to the Grand Vin and there is 14.5% alcohol. Raised in 70% new oak with me the malo done in barrel, it has a fragrant bouquet with red cherries, raspberry coulis, blueberry and violet scents. palate has a well-defined entry with sour cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant and touches of marmalade. Not powerfu harmonious with a silky texture, this is a precision-tooled Margaux that will give 20 to 30 years of drinking pleasure.
WA93-95: Offering up aromas of rich blackberries, cassis, sweet spices, pencil shavings and creamy new oak, the 2022 Malescot St. Exupery is medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with a broad attack that segues into a layered core of expressive fruit that's framed by sweet, powdery tannins. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this is one of the appellation's most flamboyant wines, but it retains good balance and boasts a healthy pH of 3.65.