2001 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of red berries, tobacco, coffee and chocolatey oak. Fat and supple, with red berry and tarry oak flavors. Ripe and fleshy in the middle without being overly sweet. But not yet revealing its personality. Finishes with broad, slightly dry tannins. In an awkward stage today.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
...The elegant 2001 is Margaux-like in its fragrant plum, cassis, and floral-scented nose. Medium-bodied, light, but pretty, it offers notes of red and black fruits, supple tannin, and a polished, straightforward finish. Drink it over the next 10-11 years.
A delicious red with blackberry and hints of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2005.