Malescot Saint-Exupery, Margaux Grand Cru Classe 2012Regular price $113.00 Save $-113.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc
Chateau Malescot does have a history to boast having been around since the early 17th century. It is most noted for its previous owners’ ties to nobility, notably King Louis XIV. It is also ranked as a Third Growth Bordeaux. At some point, the labels of the bottles were changed, incorporating a new line of type that still remains on the bottles. The phrase “Semper Ad Altum,” which translates to “always striving higher” is seen on the banner flagged by two lions. The lions are synonymous with the left bank of Bordeaux, reiterating the power and nobility of the wines found there. Today, the Chateau Malescot ship is run by Jean Luc Zuger who is making quite the name for himself in the realm of modern Bordeaux.
The various soil types in these 35-year-old vines are iron, clay, and gravel making this wine a true stunner. While the vinification and ageing of the wine does vary vintage depending, Malescot typically will be fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks. The wine finishes its ageing process in mostly new oak, anywhere from 80-100%. We recommend this bottle to be drunk anytime after 2024, ideally.