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Château Malescot St. Exupéry Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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Château Rauzan-ségla:
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla started in the reign of Louis XIV, when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate in 1 661. This wealthy man, a leading and well-reputed Bordeaux wine trader, also became the tax farmer of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded to the running of the estate, as they were to become Counsellors of the Bordeaux P... Read more
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla started in the reign of Louis XIV, when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate in 1 661. This wealthy man, a leading and well-reputed Bordeaux wine trader, also became the tax farmer of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded to the running of the estate, as they were to become Counsellors of the Bordeaux Parliament as well. Rauzan-Segla wines grew in reputation in a remarkable way and were some of the most highly rated in Bordeaux. They delighted many well-known figures, most famously Thomas Jefferson who came across this wine during his visit to the vineyards of Bordeaux, placing an order for several cases of it. He thus became a fervent admirer of Rauzan-Segla wines. Some decades later the 1855 classification ranked Chateau Rauzan-Segla as a Second Growth. Frederic Cruse, the estate's owner, had the current chateau built in 1 903. He approached the architect Louis Garros, who drew his inspiration from the original Perigord-style buildings in the construction of the chateau, as well as G. Le Breton to design the park and green spaces. Then time went by, and the Chateau gradually fell into a slumber... It wasn't until 1 994 that the complete renovation of the estate returned the Chateau and grounds to their original splendour. The patina of age, the climbing rose bushes, the hydrangeas, blond Bourg stone and verdant lawns - today everything radiates the tranquil calm of a residence filled with opulent charm. Read less
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06/23/2012

Dark ruby in the glass. Beautiful tell-tale Margaux nose. Rich, pretty berry laced with florals and eucalyptus with some oak spice. On the palate, currant, cassis and flowers. Pretty, earthy and lush. Great structure and balance. It's both pretty and powerful, with wonderful finesse. Beautiful wine! 4/14/12


External Reviews for Château Malescot St. Exupéry Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/04/2012

Bright ruby-red. Superripe berry and chocolate aromas, with a whiff of surmaturite Fat, sweet and large-scaled, offering extraordinary volume and an almost syrupy thickness leavened by surprisingly sound acidity. This saturates the entire mouth yet m... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Malescot-St-Exupery 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

While this extraordinary wine possesses superb elegance, richness, and intensity, it remains light on its feet, combining the delicacy of the appellation with significant power. A flamboyant, floral-s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Malescot-St-Exupery 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

This estate s finest effort - ever the 2005 Malescot St.-Exupery should be sought out by readers looking for intensity combined with superb richness fascinating elegance and a surreal concoction of blue and red fruits a silky texture and a delicate yet powerful wine that builds incrementally never becoming overwrought. This dense purple-colored medium to full-bodied tour de force in winemaking is already displaying remarkable complexity. It should only get better over the next decade and will last through 2030. I would not be surprised to see this wine merit a few more points with additional aging. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Garnet core. Seductive blackberry and cassis fruit notes intemingle with mocha and wood spice nuances on the complex and dense nose. The palate is classic cabernet with flavors that build to a juicy mid-palate and fine-grained focused tannins on the finish. Still tight and packed with a gravel-laden mineral grip yet starting to show tertiary complexity in woodsy earthy flavors. Decant and enjoy this now with meat however it will continue to improve for the next decade at least. A must for the Bordeaux enthusiast and an unforgettable introduction for everyone else. Devon Magee.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Bright ruby-red. Superripe berry and chocolate aromas with a whiff of surmaturite Fat sweet and large-scaled offering extraordinary volume and an almost syrupy thickness leavened by surprisingly sound acidity. This saturates the entire mouth yet manages to avoid coming off as heavy. Finishes very long and sweet with thoroughly integrated tannins. "The best vintage since 1961 " notes Jean-Luc Zuger. "This is the kind of wine I like." He advises early drinkers to give this 2005 about four hours in a decanter. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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