2005 Malescot Saint Exupery 2005 18000ml
A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades. Read more
A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. Still in a somewhat adolescent stage, it should hit full maturity in another 2-3 years and last at least two decades.
Bright ruby-red. Superripe berry and chocolate aromas, with a whiff of surmaturite Fat, sweet and large-scaled, offering extraordinary volume and an almost syrupy thickness leavened by surprisingly sound acidity. This saturates the entire mouth yet manages to avoid coming off as heavy. Finishes very long and sweet, with thoroughly integrated tannins. "The best vintage since 1961," notes Jean-Luc Zuger. "This is the kind of wine I like." He advises early drinkers to give this 2005 about four hours in a decanter.
Tasted single blind at Southwold. I had a feeling this would improve after bottling. Tasted blind it has a very ripe blackberry and boysenberry nose with fresh prune scents coming through. The palate is ripe and succulent but lacking some definition. Good weight but rather forced into something. Coats the mouth on the finish, grippy, blackberry, nice oak, backward though and a little disjointed but I think this will mellow in time. Elegant and finely-tuned. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted January 2009.
Mid crimson without great colour concentration. Sweet, creamy nose. Then a pretty chewy cassis palate. Absolutely masses of tannins. This should come right in the end. But it certainly needs time. This may always be a bit chunky and less sophisticated than some but not overworked in any way. 13.5% Drink 2024-2045 17/20
- Producer: Château Malescot-Saint-Exupéry
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Net volume: 18000ml
- Vintage: 2005
Style GuideLight Intense
Malescot Saint-Exupéry, e ver higher "Semper Ad Altum: latin expression which means "Ever higher" Château Malescot St-Exupéry owes its name to two former owners: Simon Malescot, a royal councillor to the Bordeaux parliament, who acquired the estate in 1697, and Count Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Exupéry, who owned it from 1827 to 1853. In June 1955, Paul Zuger and his son, Roger, purchased the château, located in the heart of Margaux. Since 1994, Jean-Luc Zuger, son of Roger Zuger, has managed the property. Today, after more than sixty years of unstinting efforts, Malescot St-Exupéry’s coat of arms, " Semper Ad Altum ", has never been truer. Malescot due to its small size - 28 hectares - is today one of the smallest Grands Crus Classés 1855, but also one of the closest to its original terroir of 1697.
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