D
92
Decanter
JD
94+
Jeb Dunnuck
JS
97
James Suckling
RP
95+
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
WE
92+
Wine Enthusiast
WS
92
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Malescot St Exupery 2020

Product description

Dark and glossy this wine has a garnet color. It doesn't lack depth and structure, with a powerful nose and a hint of black currant. the wood fades behind the structure of silky tannins, full of ripe red fruits. To top it off the finish is beautiful, tender and precise with hints of spices which add to the complexity of this wine.

Blend: 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

97 Points - James Suckling

Lots of blackcurrants and blueberries on the nose, together with walnuts and chocolate. Full-bodied and very layered, with super depth and plushness, offering currant, crushed-stone and bitter-chocolate flavors. Very lush for this wine, but velvety and structured at the same time. Needs four to six years of bottle age. Try after 2027.

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Sporting a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Malescot St. Exupery prances out of the glass with showy scents of ripe black and red currants, black cherries, raspberry leaves and ground cloves, plus wafts of lilacs and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black and red fruit layers with a firm, grainy texture and well-balanced acidity, finishing on a lingering fragrant-earth note. 

94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Beautiful cassis, smoky oak, graphite, blackberries, and scorched earth notes emerge from the 2020 Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery, another incredibly impressive wine from Margaux in the vintage. With medium to full-bodied richness, it has plenty of mid-palate depth, the building, firmer tannins of the vintage, fabulous purity of fruit, and a great finish. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 15-20 years. Best After 2027.

92+ Points - Wine Enthusiast

This wine is dry, showing some extracted tannins. It is the weight of the black fruits that will redeem its initial massive structure. Acidity and hints of the blackberry fruits to come arrive at the end.

92 Points - Decanter

Crunchy blue fruits with nice acidity and finessed tannins that gently support the succulent cherry, blackcurrant and plum fruit. Toasted elements, clove and cinnamon and cedar and liquorice come into play fairly quickly but this has freshness with a cool minty tang to the overall expression, and there is a sleekness to the structure. It's opulent, though it hasn't been overworked and works well with the vintage.

92 Points - Wine Spectator

A ripe, slightly flashy style, with a lovely core of mulled plum and blackberry fruit laced with black tea and singed sandalwood. Reveals a very caressing feel through the finish, with hints of mocha and dark tobacco filling in. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.