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Malescot Saint Exupéry 2021

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionMargaux
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

This is a 28 hectare Margaux property. The vineyard is planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2021Malescot Saint ExupéryBT5 \ 060444.001292/94 WK6049.33333333333394.0092.00Malescot Saint Exupery0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2021 Malescot St. Exupery is a terrific effort, offering up aromas of sweet cassis and plums mingled with notions of licorice, espresso roast and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's impressively layered, with a sweet core of fruit, ripe tannins and lively acids. The dramatic style of the château has worked very well with the cooler, later-maturing vintage. The blend is 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

92/94
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (260), April 2022

A tight and focused young red with redcurrant and blackberry character. It’s medium-bodied with racy and fine tannins and a linear, focused finish. Lots going on, yet it’s tight and energetic.

94/95
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2022

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2021 Malescot Saint Exupery gives up cedar chest and red currant jelly scents with touches of bay leaves and mossy tree bark. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is subtle and uncomplicated with a chewy finish.
2025-2033

85/87
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.
Mid to dark crimson. Sweet, seductive nose. Very gentle tannins which lurk rather than dominate. A wine that really does taste like a young wine – and a young Margaux at that – that will blossom. Dry but not too drying finish. Neat. Very classic claret with sufficient but not excessive ripeness. Though there is nothing remotely flashy about it and I may be being too generous with my score; its charms are quite subtle. And it’s not especially concentrated. A ‘fluid’ wine… Some may criticise it for its lack of weight.
Drink 2027 – 2042

17
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2022
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