2011 Malescot-St-Exupery Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 92 JL 92 WE 92 WS 92 NM 91 WA 90 VN 90
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2014

A wine that has a dense core of fruit, with blackberry and licorice character. Full body with velvety tannins and fresh finish. Balance and character are two words that come to mind for this wine. Better in 2018.
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2014

A solid wine in a diffcult vintage, deep in color, with licorice, coffee bean, black cherry, flowers and truffle in the perfume, the wine delivers soft, round textures, and a lush, round, slightly short finish. This...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, May 2012

(90-92 points) Barrel sample. This wine feels solid, with its tannins forming a base for the juicy red- and dark-berry flavors. It shows a dry side and a dense finish. ROGER VOSS
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2014

A bit woodsy in feel now, with a youthfully raw edge, as singed sandalwood and alder notes liberally frame the core of dark cherry, plum and black currant fruit. This has length and drive, with a smoldering feel echoing...
NM 91

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc the Malescot has a perfumed bouquet with dark plum raspberry and wild strawberry fruit. It has very fine lift for the vintage. The palate has good weight...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014

This small estate (only 130,000 bottles were produced in 2011) has been on a qualitative tear for a number of years. A fragrant perfume of spring flowers, black raspberries, blueberries and cassis is followed by a wine...
VN 90

Vinous, April 2022

The 2011 Malescot St. Exupery offers a mixtures of red and black fruit, undergrowth, tobacco and graphite on the nose, moderate in complexity and well defined. It becomes more floral with aeration. The palate is...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2011 Malescot-St-Exupery, a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Margaux region in France. This exquisite red wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Malescot-St-Exupery winery. With its deep violet core and brighter rim, this wine captivates the eye even before the first sip.

On the nose, the 2011 Malescot-St-Exupery reveals a symphony of aromas. Cool red fruit, menthol, underbrush, and tobacco dance together, creating an olfactory experience that is both alluring and complex. This wine showcases a classic style that is reminiscent of older vintages, with a touch of modernity. It is soft and inviting, enticing you to take the first sip.

As the wine graces your palate, you will be greeted with a delightful medley of bright red fruit flavors. The juicy red and dark berry flavors are supported by a solid structure of tannins, creating a well-balanced and harmonious sensation. The wine displays a dry side, showcasing its elegance and sophistication. With good acidity and backbone, the palate offers a refreshing and uplifting experience.

The 2011 Malescot-St-Exupery demonstrates excellent aging potential. While it is soft enough to be enjoyed upon release, it will continue to evolve and improve over the next 20 years. This wine is a true gem that will reward those who have the patience to let it mature.

Notable wine critics have praised this vintage for its exceptional qualities. Wine Enthusiast awarded it a score of 92 points, describing it as a solid wine with a dense finish. Meanwhile, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate commended its fragrant perfume of spring flowers and generous mouthfeel, awarding it a score of 90 points.

In conclusion, the 2011 Malescot-St-Exupery is a Bordeaux Blend that embodies the essence of the Margaux region. With its complex aromas, balanced palate, and aging potential, it is a wine that will leave a lasting impression. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or cellar it for the future, this wine is sure to delight and captivate your senses.