2011 Malescot-St-Exupery Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • NM 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Malescot-St-Exupery Bordeaux Blend

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This is very solid with a delicious beam of dark currant and plum fruit framed nicely with graphite and espresso notes. Shows depth and length with well-embedded acidity.-J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - 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.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - 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... 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 on the entry with plump mulberry fruit laced with spice. It is a little chunky compared to the 2010 but it makes a good effort in a difficult vintage plus the oak is well integrated towards the finish. This may warrant a higher score after bottling.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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... 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 with medium-bodied, juicy flavors, sweet tannin and a broad, generous mouthfeel. A terrific 2011, it should be at its peak in 2-4 years, and last for 15 or more. Bravo! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
50% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Planted in gravel over mix marl clay and chalk soils. Vines are planted at a density of 10000 per hectare and have an average age of 35 years. Hand... 50% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Planted in gravel over mix marl clay and chalk soils. Vines are planted at a density of 10000 per hectare and have an average age of 35 years. Hand harvested then aged in 100% new oak. Deep violet core with a brighter rim. The nose is replete with cool red fruit menthol underbrush and tobacco. Less massive and modern than recent vintages of Malescot but just as soft. The palate offers more bright red fruit as well as some good acidity and backbone. Finishes fresh with good lift. A classic style this is soft enough to drink upon release and over the following 20 years. Tasted twice.