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Château Malescot St Exupéry Margaux

Château Malescot St Exupéry Margaux 2008

Quick Overview

An amazing success in this vintage, the dark ruby/purple-hued 2008 reveals its noble terroir in its complex aromatics of spring flowers and burning embers/charcoal. A medium to full-bodied mouthfeel displaying no hard edges and a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood result in an approachable, already evolved wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. # 194 Maturity - 2026 (5/1/2011) Parker : 93/100

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Further Details

The Wine Doctor (4/1/2009) : 15-16+/20
Dense and withdrawn, with a slightly crunchy edge to the black fruits. Cool and creamy on entry, with roasted cherry character. There is a juiciness here, but also slightly chewy tannins and a sweet, confected edge. Nevertheless, this has good texture and a little length. There is a hint of promise here.

Château Malescot Saint Exupéry
The estate already produced wine in 1608. In 1697 it was sold by Louise Simon Ecoisses Malescot, consul of King Louis XIV at the Parliament of Bordeaux. He gave his name to the property, and his descendants took good care of Malescot and added a large dwelling house and numerous outbuildings, but after the revolution, the property was divided several times between different descendants and sold to different buyers before becoming the property of Count Jean-Baptiste Saint-Exupéry in 1827 who added his name to that of Malescot. In 1855 Chateau Malescot Saint Exupéry was ranked third grand cru before being sold to a banker from Bordeaux named Fourcade, who renovated the winery and enlarged the vineyard. The chateau passed again through the hands of various owners including Mr. Boissac who built the current castle in 1885 but sold it again in 1901. Many owners succeeded again and the estate slowly declined until, on 1st June 1955, Paul and Roger Zuger bought it with only seven hectares of vines left.. After nearly 30 years of sustained efforts and attention, the blason of Malescot regained its rank and its desire to go ever higher. Today, the son of Roger, Jean-Luc Zuger, is at the head of the estate that was extended to 23.5 hectares, and he continues the work begun by his grandfather and his father.

Owner: famille Zuger
Administrator: Jean Luc Zuger
Cellar master: Gilles Pouget
Vineyard manager: Santiago Compadre
Blend of the 2008 vintage: 10% Cabernet Franc, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Ageing: 80% in new barrels for 15 months
Soil: gravels from the Pyrénées
Area: 24 hectares
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Density of the vines: 10,000 feet per hectare

Château Malescot St Exupéry Margaux 2008



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Vintage 2008
certified organic N/A
Grape variety 10% Cabernet Franc, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol % 13.50%
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