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Malescote Ste Exupery 2007

This wine is bright, dark, and ruby in colour. It has interesting dry extract notes of rose, violets, lavender, fresh strawberry fruit flavour, blackcurrant, and pastille fruit precision. The 2007 vintage is well-structured and reasonably complex, starting with smoky cassis and new oak mocha coffee and vanilla flavours. The wine has a bright core and well-worked tannins, providing good length as a Cru. It's easy to drink without losing intensity, with balanced palate tension. The 2007 Malescote St Exupery is perfect for any occasion, but it may not be for you if you're looking for a super complex Margaux. 

The harvest for the 2007 vintage was picked late, between October 9th and 20th, contributing to the wine's unique flavour profile with pastille tones in the fruit. The vinification and maturation temperature are controlled, and the wine is matured in 100% new oak, giving it a bold and robust flavour despite its bottle age. Depending on the vintage, it undergoes malolactic in the barrel. The wine is aged on lees with stirring, providing adequate intensity and complexities. It takes 13-14 months in the barrel before being racked without fining or filtration. The wine has an ABV of 13.5%, making it full-bodied. The composition includes 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Petit Verdot. The soil is gravel overlying chalk or marl slopes towards the Gironde. The fruit is picked into trays to prevent crushing. The score is GG92Gilbert & Gaillard, who writes, "Deep colour. The nose is a mixture of ripe blackcurrant and sweet spice. The palate is pleasantly open to begin but quickly reveals moderately firm tannins. Great balance and ageing potential."


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