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Staff Pick

Ch. Malescot St. Exupéry, Margaux - 2010

Item # 26296 750mL
$116.97/ Single Bottle
$1403.64 $1263.28/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A lovely nose of roasted berries, crushed and darkly maturing into black olives and fresh tea leads into a medium-weight palate. The fruit profile is cool and holds together with a tannic undercurrent that bodes well for the future. Ch. Malescot was ranked 3rd growth in 1855.

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Staff Pick Notes

Though not on the tip of many collector’s tongues, this third-growth estate impressed all the more in a recent tasting of 1995 Bordeaux for its showing with several better-known wines. Great either as a gift to the claret-cellarer or for dinner tonight, this wine is entering a gorgeous drinking window but has plenty of life left. Its savory, dry fruit is accented with the stern, earthy undercurrent I am looking for in any classic left-bank Bordeaux, and any new oak has faded away entirely into the rather voluptuous texture of the wine. Bring on the osso buco. (Yes, the name comes in part from the great-grandfather of Antoine St-Exupéry).


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