2009 Malescot-St-Exupery Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 98
  • WA 96
  • NM 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 91
  • JR 91

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Reg: $139.94

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2012
A wine with intense spice and berry character with hints of sweet tobacco. It changes all the time from flowers to fruit and wet earth. Full-bodied with super fine tannins and ripe fruit. It's long and juicy with lovely... A wine with intense spice and berry character with hints of sweet tobacco. It changes all the time from flowers to fruit and wet earth. Full-bodied with super fine tannins and ripe fruit. It's long and juicy with lovely fruit. Super long and beautiful with fine tannins that last for minutes. Tight now but juicy and gorgeous. Best ever from here. Try in 2020.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
An inky/purple color is followed by notes of Asian plum sauce forest floor creme de cassis black raspberries and a floral component that is unusual for a Margaux. A wine of exceptional intensity and purity with a... An inky/purple color is followed by notes of Asian plum sauce forest floor creme de cassis black raspberries and a floral component that is unusual for a Margaux. A wine of exceptional intensity and purity with a full-bodied sumptuous texture lots of fresh vibrancy and excellent definition this beautiful 2009 exhibits high but sweet tannin. It is more sexy than the 2005 was at a similar age although their level of extract and concentration is relatively equal. Something about the 2009 reminds me of a Margaux version of St.-Julien-s Leoville Poyferre ... if that makes any sense. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Malescot-St-Exupery '09 is unruly at first, but it settles down nicely to become a well behaved pupil: boysenberry, lifted cassis and violet aromas all very clean and well... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Malescot-St-Exupery '09 is unruly at first, but it settles down nicely to become a well behaved pupil: boysenberry, lifted cassis and violet aromas all very clean and well defined, the oak subtly enmeshed. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry. Lovely ripe, filigree tannins and a lovely elegant caressing finish make this an excellent Margaux.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, June 2012
This is beautiful with smoldering tar espresso and tobacco leaf notes fully melded together while the core of crushed plum steeped black currant and blackberry fruit sits in reserve. A twinge of iron adds extra length and... This is beautiful with smoldering tar espresso and tobacco leaf notes fully melded together while the core of crushed plum steeped black currant and blackberry fruit sits in reserve. A twinge of iron adds extra length and definition on the finish. Very suave. Approachable now but with plenty of stuffing and balance for the cellar as well. Best from 2013 through 2030. 9580 cases made
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Inky ruby. Ripe aromas of plum blackberry jam and sweet balsamic vinegar. Rich and ripe in the mouth with lively acidity lifting the creamy black fruit flavors and extending the wine's lightly peppery very suave finish... Inky ruby. Ripe aromas of plum blackberry jam and sweet balsamic vinegar. Rich and ripe in the mouth with lively acidity lifting the creamy black fruit flavors and extending the wine's lightly peppery very suave finish. Not the most refined or subtle Margaux you'll ever taste but immensely drinkable and with plenty of depth and concentration to its aromas and flavors.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2013
Notably dark purple. Clean, fresh nose. Very intense. Very sweet indeed but not heavy nor overripe. Fresh finish. Zesty. Supple and concentrated. 17.5/20
JJB 98
JJ Buckley, March 2010
50% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot. Beautiful nose of crème de cassis mocha chocolate black cherry and liqueur followed by rose petals and creamy vanilla. Does that sound intoxicating?... 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot. Beautiful nose of crème de cassis mocha chocolate black cherry and liqueur followed by rose petals and creamy vanilla. Does that sound intoxicating? Well it is.Medium body with balanced attack on the palate with super fine and smooth tannins and super weight. This is blockbuster stuff with a finish worth a thousand words. This was a top standout wine.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork