The 2009 Ch. Malescot St Exupery has a lovely intensity of sweet red and black fruit with a high level of firm but fine tannins that are destined to mellow with time. Elegant and not over-flamboyant, this has impressive restraint for the vintage.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Producer||Château Malescot St. Exupery|
|Grapes||Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc|
|Pairing||Rare sirloin or rump steak|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Château Malescot-St-Exupéry, a 3ème Cru Classé Margaux property, can trace its history back to the 18th century. Over the years its reputation slipped and the estate became dilapidated and run-down. In 1955 Malescot-St-Exupéry was purchased by the Zuger family who invested heavily in the estate, and it is now one of the best-maintained and most quality-driven of the Margaux crus. Today it is run by Jean-Luc Zuger. The winery and the cellars are located in the town of Margaux, while the vineyards now consist of five separate parcels in the commune of Margaux. Malescot-St-Exupéry's wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot - it is matured in oak barriques, 80% of which are new, for 16 months and is bottled unfiltered. Malescot-St-Exupéry can be light and lean when young but after 6-7 years of cellaring displays a seductive perfume and a harmonious and silky texture which few wines from Margaux can match.
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