Blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
"Showing depth of color for the vintage, the nose offers licorice, black cherries and espresso beans. Medium/full bodied, with a forward appeal, the wine is round, soft, fruity with a hint of dark cocoa in the finish and easy to drink in its dark red berry oriented youth."
90 Points - The Wine Cellar Insider.
The Zuger family bought the Chateau Malescot St Exupery in 1955. Jean Luc Zuger, who took over in 1994, continues to own and manage Chateau Malescot St. Exupery today.
The 30-hectare vineyard of Chateau Malescot St. Exupery is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The terroir is gravel, chalk, and clay soils with iron deposits on gentle, slopes. The gravel can be quite deep here. In some parcels, gravel is found up to 10 meters into the subsoil.
The vines are 35 years of age. The vineyards are planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The chateau is located in the small, village of Margaux, just a stone’s throw from Chateau Rauzan Segla. Portions of the vineyard abut the vines of Chateau Margaux.
Vinification takes place in either tank, vat, barrel, or a combination of any of those vessels. The wine of Chateau Malescot St. Exupery is then aged in between 80% new and 100% new, French oak barrels for between 14 to 16 months before bottling. On average, production is about 9,000 cases of wine per year.