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2009 Château Malescot-St Exupery

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ITEM 8008265 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$135
Item Sold Amount Date
I8008264 1 $135 Nov 28, 2021
I7946491 6 $135 Sep 12, 2021
I7930383 1 $135 Aug 22, 2021
I7890197 2 $145 Jul 11, 2021
I7890161 1 $155 Jul 11, 2021
I7890161 2 $145 Jul 11, 2021
I7888240 1 $135 Jul 11, 2021
I7886663 1 $145 Jul 11, 2021
I7853723 6 $145 Jun 6, 2021
I7853696 4 $145 Jun 6, 2021
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...Asian plum sauce, forest floor, creme de cassis, black raspberries & a floral component that is unusual for a Margaux... exceptional intensity & purity with a full-bodied, sumptuous texture, lots of fresh vibrancy, excellent definition.

94Wine Spectator

This is beautiful, with smoldering tar, espresso and tobacco leaf notes fully melded together, while the core of crushed plum, steeped black currant and blackberry fruit sits in reserve. Very suave.

91+ Stephen Tanzer

Ripe aromas of plum, blackberry jam and sweet balsamic vinegar. Rich and ripe in the mouth, with lively acidity lifting the creamy black fruit flavors and extending the wine's lightly peppery, very suave finish.

PRODUCER

Château Malescot-St Exupery

Château Malescot St.-Exupery is in the Margaux appellation and is a Third Growth estate. The château dates its history to the late 17th century, when it was acquired by Simon Malescot. In the early 19th century it was purchased by Count Jean-Baptiste Saint-Exupery, who was the great grandfather of the aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery. After changing hands several times, it was purchased in 1955 by the Zuger family, who upgraded the estate and improved the quality of the wine. Today the estate’s 58 acres are planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Some 120,000 bottles are produced annually. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that “this wine represents one of Margaux’s best buys, and at its finest, is the quintessential expression of finesse, power and terroir.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.