This was one of the few successes at the Margaux UGC. Produced from 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, this Michel Rolland creation offers a complex bouquet of minerals, violets, stones and cassis. The palate is packed with bright plum notes and blackcurrants. There is an opulence and ripeness to the fruit which is very alluring. Fragrant, with hints of mocha amid the sweet sexy fruit. A really impressive wine in a challenging vintage for Margaux.
Malescot St Exupery is a 3ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of 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.