Château-Malescot-St.-Exupery Margaux 2008
Wine AdvocateAn 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.
Wine EnthusiastA fruity wine, lovely, lively fresh fruits, blackcurrants and berries well integrated. The tannins are a part of this, with their sweetness. Whether this is a wine for aging is a question.
Wine SpectatorAn excellent effort for the vintage, with almost lush mulled plum and steeped currant fruit that melds into the mesquite- and tobacco-framed finish. This has a supple feel, without the vintage's crisp angularity or underripeness. Drink now through 2018. 6,665 cases made.