2013 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
A pretty wine with a solid core of fruit with blueberry and mineral character. Floral. Full body, seamless and long. Racy for the vintage. Half the production. Extremely well done.
The 2013 Malescot Saint Exupéry is a bit tight and rough around the edges, but it also offers good persistence and depth. Smoke, violets, tobacco, grilled herbs and cured meats inform the tannic, somewhat burly finish. Tasted twice.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A healthy dense ruby/purple color is followed by sweet cassis fruit and floral notes, excellent texture, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel in this fresh, lively, concentrated 2013. Drink this impressive, well-made Margaux over the next decade.
Bright and direct, with good cherry and raspberry coulis notes laced with a mesquite hint. Nice silky finish. Elegant, with good length.
Barrel Sample. Attractive and fruity, this wine is developing quickly. It has juicy black fruits that are giving the wine freshness, but not much weight.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full ruby. Fresh aromas of redcurrant, licorice and baking spices. Juicy and tight in the mouth, with moderate sweetness and intensity to the flavors of black fruits, herbs, licorice and spicy oak. Finishes moderately long but a little diffuse, with repeating spice and herb notes.