2012 - 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
2018 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
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2012 CH MALESCOT ST-EXUPÉRY 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Malescot St Exupéry
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2018 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £256.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2013,
    Score: 87-89

    Dense purple colour, this is a very flamboyant style with lots of bright berry fruits, layered with sweet spiced oaked flavours. A forward wine which will be ready for drinking at an early age.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2013,
    Score: 87-89

    I tasted the Malescot St. Exupery on two occasions. It is a blend 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot that was picked between 9 and 20 October. There is a lot of ambition evident on the “gourmand” like nose: blackberry, cooked meat and tertiary aromas emerging after a few swirls of the glass. The palate is fleshy and forward on the entry. There is plenty of sweet fruit, perhaps the oak imparting a few “seasoned” flavours, although there is decent definition on the austere, masculine finish. Tasted April 2013.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2013,
    Score: 89-92

    This wine offers attractive floral notes intermixed with notions of lavender, black currants, black cherries, smoke and earth. It is another successful effort from an estate that has been consistently producing exceptional wines in all the finest vintages over the last 15-20 years. An attractive, seductive, dense ruby/purple-hued, medium-bodied 2012, it finishes with some shortness, but everything leading up to the finish is impressive. Like most of these 2012s that possess a certain forward appeal, it should drink well for 12-15 years. Drink 2013 - 2028

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2013,
    Score: 17.5

    Very dense looking. Really interesting nose – draws you in. Cool finish. Pretty snazzy really. Nothing overdone. Great balance. Racy finish. Hint of foxgloves and masses of still unformed fruit. This should be interesting to follow. Drink 2020-2035

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2013,
    Score: 93-96

    Quite vibrant, with a racy core of dark raspberry, currant and boysenberry fruit that drives along a solid graphite spine. The long, alluring finish stretches out impressively. A very strong showing. —J.M.

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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.