HDH Wine

2018 Château Malescot St-Exupéry

Margaux, 3me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$514.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
1 Imperial (6L)

 

Back

TASTING NOTES

"A structured and muscular Malescot with blackberry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Big wine for this producer." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 97-98


"The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Malescot St. Exupery comes prancing out of the glass with flamboyant raspberry coulis, kirsch and redcurrant jelly scents over a fresh blackcurrant and boysenberry core with wafts of red roses, cinnamon stick and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, the palate delivers stacks of red fruit, cassis and floral layers with a firm, finely grained frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Just lovely." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 94-96+


"The 2018 Malescot St. Exupery has a very attractive bouquet of detailed scents of red currant, wild strawberry, wilted rose petals and crushed stone, all gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins matched with a fine bead of acidity. It feels a little more compact than its Margaux peers and exerts an insistent grip on the finish. But I admire its focus and precision. A Margaux that should age with style over the next 20–30 years." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/01/2021)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024-2048


"Fresh and silky in feel, with light herb and sanguine notes amid the cassis and cherry puree flavors. Graceful and very pure." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/28/2019)

Rating: 93-96


"The 2018 Malescot Saint Exupéry is fabulous. Powerful and explosive in the glass, and yet remarkably polished, the 2018 is impressive. Graphite, smoke, gravel, spice and leather infuse a potent, full-bodied Margaux built on structure. Even so, in this vintage, Malescot shows unusually supple tannins and a softer feel than is usually the case. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 93-96


"Black core with narrow rim. Pretty oaky on the nose but a hint of something prettily floral underneath. The oak is covering the fruit at the moment but there’s flesh at the core, and the tannins are just slightly hard on the finish. The juicy fruit in the middle gives it a chance for the future." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2025-2033


return to top