Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$165

This estate's finest effort - ever, the 2005 Malescot St.-Exupery should be sought out by readers looking for intensity combined with superb richness, fascinating elegance, and a surreal concoction of blue and red fruits, a silky texture, and a delicate yet powerful wine that builds incrementally, never becoming overwrought. This dense purple-colored, medium to full-bodied tour de force in winemaking is already displaying remarkable complexity. It should only get better over the next decade, and will last through 2030. I would not be surprised to see this wine merit a few more points with additional aging. Robert Parker

Share Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005 on FacebookShare Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005 on TwitterShare Château Malescot St. Exupéry Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005 via email

Ratings on Delectable

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

Inky earthy black currant, blueberry, black cherry focused dusty tannins smooth long finish

Inky earthy black currant, blueberry, black cherry focused dusty tannins smooth long finish

9.3

Andres Montoya Delectable Pro

Black fruit: currant, cassis, blackberry, plum, with dense, unctuous, almost resinous-like texture. This is bold, potent and crammed with sweet earth, allspice and smoked red bell peppers.

Black fruit: currant, cassis, blackberry, plum, with dense, unctuous, almost resinous-like texture. This is bold, potent and crammed with sweet earth, allspice and smoked red bell peppers.

9.2

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Tons of fruit - really gaining depth with air - restrained tobacco and cocoa notes - lower acidity than I imagined - pleasure to drink now

Tons of fruit - really gaining depth with air - restrained tobacco and cocoa notes - lower acidity than I imagined - pleasure to drink now

9.3

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Napa-like nose, but old world on the palate. Big but not without grace.

Napa-like nose, but old world on the palate. Big but not without grace.

8.8

Gary Arya-Armstrong Delectable Pro

Sommelier Rockpool Bar and Grill

Delicious voluptuous silken tannins! I want to drink more!!!

Delicious voluptuous silken tannins! I want to drink more!!!

8.7

Ron Siegel

Youthful, structured & still primary that I find in most 05’s. Lots of dark inky fruit, graphite, mocha, leather & tobacco. Will need another 5 yrs.

Youthful, structured & still primary that I find in most 05’s. Lots of dark inky fruit, graphite, mocha, leather & tobacco. Will need another 5 yrs.

9.2

Bruce Leboff

Boom. A big wine - right in the window. Tons of dark fruit and cassis on the nose. A tinge of smoke as well. Smooth on the palate. A lovely well balanced wine.

Boom. A big wine - right in the window. Tons of dark fruit and cassis on the nose. A tinge of smoke as well. Smooth on the palate. A lovely well balanced wine.

9.3

David Nicewicz

Outstanding Margaux. Classic flavors of violets, plums and dark fruits with fine grain tannins. Could it improve further? Possibly but I’m happy with where this is now.

Outstanding Margaux. Classic flavors of violets, plums and dark fruits with fine grain tannins. Could it improve further? Possibly but I’m happy with where this is now.

9.5

Sylvain Rhainds

2008

2008

9.1

Willem Booij

Tannic Margaux, just wait

Tannic Margaux, just wait

9.1

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.