Malescot St Exupery$135.00
Grand Cru Classe, Magnum
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Red and black berry liqueur and toasty sweet oak (90% new French) on the nose moves to sweet fresh wild berry/cherry, black tea, black olive, licorice and violets. Nicely complete wine with long, elegant finish of soil, fruit and herbs. A sleeper Bordeaux for a fair price.
Third Growth Bordeaux. Situated on a terroir of gravel, chalk and clay soils with iron deposits. The vines are planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. 35 year old vines on average. vVnified in 22 temperature controlled, concrete vat and stainless steel tanks, ranging in size from 80 hectoliters up to 160 hectoliters. Aged in 80% to 100% new, French oak barrels for between 14 to 16 months. Malolactic fermentation takes place in either tank, vat, barrel, or a combination.
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