2017 Chateau Malescot St. Exupery Margaux

$59.95
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Suckling flipped for this perennial QPR champion of Margaux: “A fantastic 2017 with a deep and ripe core of fruit in the center palate. Silky and juicy tannins. Full body, plenty of fruit and a long, flavorful finish.” NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN FALL 2020; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Margaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot
SKU #:
1WMSE17IR3
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Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Malescot St. Exupery is scented of crushed red and black cherries, warm plums and mulberries with touches of roses and wood smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of vibrant red and black fruits and soft, plush tannins, with a long, perfumed finish.

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Wine Enthusiast

Barrel Sample. This is a fruit-driven wine, packed with a strong black-currant character and bright acidity. The tannins are light, though they lend ample structure for medium-term aging. It is more about freshness and attractive fruit. Drink from 2023.

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Vinous

The 2017 Malescot St. Exupéry has a simpler bouquet than recent vintages with high-toned red cherry and raspberry fruit, quite “warm” compared to its peers and it would benefit from a little more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It is not a complex Malescot St. Exupéry but I admire the balance and focus. There is plenty of tightly wound red berry fruit laced with cedar and smoke, quite finessed towards the finish with a long spicy aftertaste. I would just like the aromatics to step up to the grade of the palate, so let’s see how this shows once in bottle.

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James Suckling

A fantastic 2017 from Margaux with a deep and ripe core of fruit in the center palate. Silky and juicy tannins. Full body, plenty of fruit and a long, flavorful finish.