The 2019 Malescot St. Exupery has a more exotic bouquet than its peers, with black plum, cassis and light violet aromas bursting from the glass. Extrovert. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, fleshy and nubile, quite succulent with cassis and blue fruit towards the slightly herbaceous finish. I feel that this bottle needs more time to show the potential it has displayed previously, hence the plus-mark against my score. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2045
Robert Parker 94
The 2019 Malescot St. Exupery is generous and expressive, bursting with aromas of cassis, cherries and blackberries mingled with hints of loamy soil, dark chocolate and espresso roast. Full-bodied, broad and muscular, its fleshy core of fruit is framed by succulent acids and ripe, powdery tannins that assert themselves on the finish. This will reward a bit of bottle age with flamboyant drinking.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2060