2020 Château Malescot St-Exupéry, Cru Classé Margaux

The 2020 Malescot-St-Exupéry is another impressive wine from this estate on the rise. Opulent yet not over the top on the nose, there's cassis and plums, and a finely structured palate with plenty of spice and fresh minerality. This is sure to charm at every stage of its life.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£48.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£293.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2047
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Château Malescot St-Exupéry, Cru Classé Margaux

TASTING NOTES

Solid red with blackberry, blueberry, chocolate and spice. Lots of hazelnut, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy, polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Best of the trilogy vintages?

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
97—98/100

Enjoyable black fruit aromatics on the nose, they do a good job here of soft pedalling the extraction on the attack, although by the mid palate we are in bitter chocolate and liquorice territory. Again, concentration and intensity is an overriding signature of the vintage. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend. A yield of 31hl/ha.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
92/100

The 2020 Malescot St. Exupery was picked at 31hl/ha. It has a bouquet that I would describe as controlled opulence: lavish blueberry, Dorset plums, crushed violet and incense burst from the glass... but in orderly fashion. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and succulent tannins that lend this Margaux a fleshy texture, yet there is clearly ample structure, as well as marvelous salinity and precision on the finish. This 2020 continues the purple patch for this property and comes highly recommended.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(94—96)/100

Cask sample. Opulent black fruit on the nose and palate, very finely polished in purity, and the structure is similarly smooth. Lovely black-cherry note as well as liquorice and soy to give savoury context.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
17/20