Château Malescot St Exupery, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2017

  Château Malescot St Exupery

The 2015 Malescot St Exupery was one of our top picks - the 2017 certainly won't be. Tasted at the Margaux UGC, this was one of many disappointments. There is some mineral led dark and red berry fruit and spice, but there is a distinct lack of mid palate and the tannins are dried out and aggressive. As with most of the wines from this commune, they do tend to improve during elevage, but this is not a style we would endorse.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Malescot St Exupery

Malescot St Exupery is a 3ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Margaux.

Appellation: Margaux

The wines tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbour St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, a patchwork of vineyards with lesser parcels classed purely as Haut-Médoc. A myriad of soil mixtures can be found, clay, limestone, and gravel. Though quality is not always consistent here, the potential is great as more Margaux properties were included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Graves than any other appellation.

The two leading lights are the highly sought after Châteaux Margaux and Palmer, though there are several other solid performers including Brane-Cantenac, Rauzan-Ségla, Durfort-Vivens, Lascombes, Giscours, Ferrières, Malescot St Exupery and Luc Thienpont’s new boutique vineyard, Clos des Quatre Vents.