Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry, MARGAUX 3éme Grand Cru Classé
$89.70 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot.
The 2021 Malescot St. Exupery is a terrific effort, offering up aromas of sweet cassis and plums mingled with notions of liquorice, espresso roast and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's impressively layered, with a sweet core of fruit, ripe tannins and lively acids. The dramatic style of the château has worked very well with the cooler, later-maturing vintage. The blend is 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 92-94 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
A tight and focused young red with redcurrant and blackberry character. It’s medium-bodied with racy and fine tannins and a linear, focused finish. Lots going on, yet it’s tight and energetic. 94-95 James Suckling.