Château Malescot St Exupery, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2015

  Château Malescot St Exupery

After a run of unsuccessful vintages, Malescot has hit back in 2015 with a beautiful, stylish, vibrant wine, which hits all the right notes. The fruit is dark and brooding yet backlit with starry cranberry notes. There is an inky quality to the crème de cassis palate, supported by firm, impressive, well-measured tannins. It remains vital and refreshing throughout and finishes with creamy, fruit coated tannins.

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.