2000 - Ch Malescot St-Exupéry 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Malescot St Exupéry
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2007 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
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2000 CH MALESCOT ST-EXUPÉRY 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Malescot St Exupéry
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2007 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,532.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2010,
    Score: 95

    This estate, which has continued to impress me in recent years, hit a home run in 2000. Showing slightly better than I rated it previously, this wine is deep bluish/purple with some lightening at the edge, and its floral nose displays notes of melted licorice, crushed rock, blueberries and black raspberries. A wine of extraordinary balance, equilibrium, and purity, with supple tannins, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated effort is already compelling and has hit its window of full maturity, where it should stay for another 15-20 years.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2003,
    Score: 92

    This estate has been making fine wine for over a decade but never receives the attention it deserves. A great effort, the 2000 Malescot St.-Exupery exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with a sweet nose of high quality oak, minerals, tobacco, black currants, and intriguing floral and anise notes. A wine of great purity, flavor concentration, and uncanny depth that seems to build in the mouth, this is a classic example of a quintessentially elegant, medium to full-bodied Bordeaux that is light on its feet, and impressively nuanced, yet concentrated. Gorgeous! Anticipated maturity: 2007-2022.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, February 2005,
    Score: 17

    Much more classic Margaux than Kirwan where Rolland also has a hand. Attractive, many-layered nose with some spice. Light but real integrity. Nice mid weight, rather old fashioned claret. Good balance if low key. A cut above most of these wines in quality, but also in price too usually. Very deep colour with lift and toasty oak. Very seductive blend of ripeness and a tantalising sense of much left in reserve. Drink 2006-2015

  • CC

    Clive Coates, June 2001

    70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot i.e. more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual. 50 hl/ha. Batonné. Partly malo fait en barrique. Very fine colour. Fat, rich nose. Accessible on the nose and palate. Supple, round and fullish. Very well covered tannins. Good grip. Lovely fruit. Long. Very harmonious. This is very good indeed. Perhaps fine. From 2009. Lovely ripe, expansive fruit. This is very good indeed. From 2008.

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Producer

Château Malescot St Exupéry

Contrary to literary illusions, this château was not named after the author of the celebrated book, Le Petit Prince. It took its name from two owners, Simon Malescot and Comte Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Exupéry. Last year Johnny discovered that the château belonged to his English family in the early20th century making it a true Goedhuis selection.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.