2005 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1020979 97 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Exhibits blackberry, mineral, currant and dark chocolate. Full and velvety, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. Long and caressing, with incredibly sweet fruit and tannins on the finish. Goes on for minutes. A thoroughly gorgeous wine. *#18, Top 100 Wines of 2008, Highly Recommended* (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2008)

96 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A beautiful wine, once again, from this property that has been on a superb qualitative roll for several decades. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, background oak, youthful crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as a floral underpinning, it is medium to full-bodied, textured, rich and impressive. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2015)

96 points The Wine Independent

Outer quote mark Deep garnet-brick in color, the 2005 Malescot St. Exupery offers up a compelling perfume of roses, cinnamon stick, dusty soil, and unsmoked cigars over a kirsch and redcurrant jelly core with a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a chewy texture supporting the generous fruit, lifted by just enough acidity, finishing long and fragrant. A stunning performance from this property, it is drinking beautifully now and should continue to give another 20 years of pleasure. (LPB) Inner quote mark (7/2022)

95 points Jane Anson

Outer quote mark Dark ruby in colour, slight pinking on the edges but still very much in the zone of a young wine visually. Serious stuff, has the core of 2005 in terms of energy and power, and is still young, with dense fruits, a zip of minerality and lift, and remains juicy on the finish. Liqourice, cigar box, raspberry, white pepper and sage spice. This is a great example of the vintage, and at a great moment to drink but going absolutely nowhere. A special occasion wine. 80% new oak. Inner quote mark (6/2022)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This under-the-radar third growth Margaux produced a lovely wine in 2005. The blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot presents aromas of dark plum and blackberry fruit with notes of spice, sweet chocolate, and a firmly earthy edge. The texture on the palate features plenty of well-managed tannins, lovely density, and satisfying length. (CC) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Superripe berry and chocolate aromas, with a whiff of surmaturite Fat, sweet and large-scaled, offering extraordinary volume and an almost syrupy thickness leavened by surprisingly sound acidity. This saturates the entire mouth yet manages to avoid coming off as heavy. Finishes very long and sweet, with thoroughly integrated tannins. "The best vintage since 1961," notes Jean-Luc Zuger. "This is the kind of wine I like." He advises early drinkers to give this 2005 about four hours in a decanter. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2008)

K&L Notes

94 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "The Château Malescot St. Exupery 2005 has a deep garnet colour. The nose is quite austere at first and then once it gets to know you, it flourishes with brambly black fruit, wild strawberry, cedar and graphite - like many, almost Pauillac-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with dense ripe tannin. There is enormous weight and presence here, layers of powerful spicy red fruit, a very fine line of acidity and a killer line of graphite on the finish." (02/2015)

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