Château Malescot Saint Exupery, Margaux 2014
Château Malescot Saint Exupery is a 3ème Cru Classé property in Margaux. A historic estate with a history that dates back to 1616. Current owners the Zuger family bought the property in 1955 and diligently replanted the vineyards turning it into the best-maintained and most quality-driven of the Margaux Cru.
Situated in the middle of Margaux village itself, the estate has 30 hectares of vineyards (spread throughout the commune) some of which abut the vineyards of Chateau Margaux.
Well known and well regarded, the estate’s signature style is one of lushness, dominated by rich and pure cabernet sauvignon (50%) and backed by silky merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (10%) & petit verdot (5%).
Wines are matured in oak barriques (80% new) for 16 months. Can be drunk young and best decanted but will benefit from more ageing 5-10 years.
Antonio Galloni 93pts: “The 2014 Malescot Saint Exupéry is powerful, rich and explosive. One of the more exuberant, flamboyant Margaux that readers will come across, the Malescot exudes serious depth and intensity. Black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and dark spice meld into the deep, succulent finish. The 2014 needs time in bottle, but it is impressive and also highly promising,”