The Chateau Malescot St. Exupery dates back to the 17th century. In 1874 Malescot absorbed the neighbouring Chateau Dubigny, which had also been classified a 3rd growth in 1855. The 2012 vintage was difficult, with a cool spring followed by two very hot months then heavy rain, thankfully there was a dry warm October to help concentrate and ripen the fruit. Malescot was one of the chateaus to succeed in this trying vintage.
Dark fruit with classic Margaux floral notes, with developing earthy tones. Drinking well now, but would cellar well.