2010 Malescot-St-Exupery Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • NM 94
  • WE 94
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2010 Malescot-St-Exupery Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Gorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.-Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak, given the impeccable balance and full-bodied, full-throttle style it possesses. Black raspberries... Gorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.-Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak, given the impeccable balance and full-bodied, full-throttle style it possesses. Black raspberries, creme de cassis and spring floral notes intermixed with forest floor and a hint of charcoal are followed by an opulent, sexy, full-bodied wine whose tannins have become much sweeter, while the wine is less restrained yet still exuberant and impressive. This is a phenomenal example once again for this estate, harmonious in every sense of style, extraordinarily long, rich and ageworthy. Three to four years of bottle age will do wonders to make it more accessible, but this wine is set for 25-30 years of longevity. - Robert Parker
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
A wine with beautiful strawberry and chocolate with hints of pie crust. It's full-bodied with super integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Needs at least four to five years to really come together but so wonderful... A wine with beautiful strawberry and chocolate with hints of pie crust. It's full-bodied with super integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Needs at least four to five years to really come together but so wonderful. Not the amazing 2009 but clearly outstanding.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
94+. Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Malescot St. Exupery 2010 has a vigorous bouquet with abundant black cherries, blackcurrant, cedar and sous-bois notes that soar from the glass. The oak is... 94+. Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Malescot St. Exupery 2010 has a vigorous bouquet with abundant black cherries, blackcurrant, cedar and sous-bois notes that soar from the glass. The oak is present but nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, a fine line of acidity and a composed, fleshy finish that belies the structure underneath. This is a solid, enjoyable Margaux that should age well.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
(WE92-94 points) Sweet and juicy, a wine that has the potential to be delicious. The tannins are certainly prominent, although with good sweetness. Finally very structured.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This delivers a slightly chewy-edged feel, with charcoal and roasted alder hints holding sway over the core of steeped damson plum, black currant and anise notes. Shows grip through the finish, but stays long, featuring a... This delivers a slightly chewy-edged feel, with charcoal and roasted alder hints holding sway over the core of steeped damson plum, black currant and anise notes. Shows grip through the finish, but stays long, featuring a lovely backdrop of tar and warm stone. The excellent range and drive should pay off in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good deep ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur, flowers and cedary cigar box. A sweet, dense midweight with penetrating red cherry and floral flavors accented by sound acidity. Nothing thick or heavy... Good deep ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur, flowers and cedary cigar box. A sweet, dense midweight with penetrating red cherry and floral flavors accented by sound acidity. Nothing thick or heavy about this wine but it possesses plenty of chewy depth. Boasts excellent early balance but has the firm, sweet tannins and finishing bite and length for at least a couple decades of positive evolution in bottle.
JJB 94
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
50% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Aged in 100% new oak for approximately 14 months. Intense aromas of incense coffee mocha and ripe blackberry rise from the glass. The wine is... 50% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Aged in 100% new oak for approximately 14 months. Intense aromas of incense coffee mocha and ripe blackberry rise from the glass. The wine is elegant and medium-bodied and I love the texture and precise concentration. A fair amount of tannins but well balanced this offers serious persistence all the way to the long fresh finish. Try between 2015 and 2025.