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

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

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Château Malescot St Exupery, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 1999

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Malescot St Exupery, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 1999
Maturity:
Drink
ABV:
12.5%
92/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Dark plum colour, this is inky, richly oaked, right on brand, with cloves, cassis, liqourice and cocoa dusting. Léa Zuger come back five years ago from Cananda to take over at the estate from her father who is looking to retire, and she is looking to lower the oak influence over next few years. Michel Rolland continues to work with them (as of 1991) himself, which is unusual these days. 60% new oak, harvest september 19 though to October 10. 39hl/h yield, 26.8ha in production right now because just pulled out their Cabernet Franc and will replant with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Date Reviewed:
05/2024
92-94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2023 Malescot Saint Exupéry was cropped at 38hL/ha, picked a day later than the previous year. Lea Zuger told me that they now use six foudres installed in November, meaning there is 60% new oak—less than other vintages. Barrel-maturation will be 14 to 16 months. Whereas in 2022, nearly all the estate’s fruit went into the Grand Vin, this year it represents 75% of the volume. Displaying blackberry and briar on the nose, this demands some coaxing from the glass. There’s just a light, confit-like aroma in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine structure, slightly powdery tannins, modest weight and noticeably fresh acidity and salinity, the latter especially prominent toward the finish. More classically hewn compared to the 2022, this will require five or six years in bottle. Classy.
Date Reviewed:
04/2024

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France
region:
Bordeaux
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Château Malescot St Exupery

Château Malescot St Exupery

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

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