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Malescot Saint Exupery 2007
Margaux, Third Growth
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Elegant notes of Chinese black tea, black currants, licorice, and flowers emerge from this excellent, medium-bodied, supple-textured Margaux. As the wine sat in the glass, a bit of raspy tannins started to push through, which lowered my score a point or two. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Score: 89 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2010-2018 Date: Wednesday 31 March 2010
Score: 91 - 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: Not Stated Date: Thursday 01 May 2008
This exhibits plum, milk chocolate and light toasty oak aromas. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins, delicious fruit and a medium finish. Very balanced and nicely textured. Enjoy the softness. Best after 2013. 8,335 cases made.
Score: 90 James Suckling, Wine Spectator Date: Wednesday 31 March 2010
Balanced and fruity, with strawberry, tobacco and light chocolate character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicate finish.
Score: 86 - 89 James Suckling, Wine Spectator Date: Monday 31 March 2008
(12.4% alcohol after a bit of osmose inverse Good dark red-ruby. Pure aromas of dark berries and licorice, with a peppery lift. Sweet and spicy, with very good fruit intensity and a chocolatey impression of ripeness. Finishes with good fruity persistence but not the verve or grip of the best years.
Score: 88 - 90 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar Date: Thursday 01 May 2008
Rather dull, greyish crimson with light oak on the nose. Quite refreshing with a certain malted milk easy impact. Then pretty green on the finish. Sandpaper tannins. Some decent length. Good life to it.
Score: 15 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2012-2016 Date: Thursday 10 April 2008
Again, this has a distinctive nose, something quite briny suffusing the black, vanillary fruit. Touches of black cherries and briary. The palate is better, good fruit concentration and firm tannins, a little oaky towards the very dry finish. Quite masculine for a Margaux. Rather foursquare and conservative.
Score: 85 - 87 Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Date: Tuesday 08 April 2008
Fine purple-red, quite lifted blackcurrant fruit, natural and pure expression, good depth of fruit on palate, not showing much yet, but has good potential. Drink 2013-20.
Score: 17 Decanter Maturity: 2013-2020 Date: Tuesday 08 April 2008