2013 Chateau Malescot St Exupery (Margaux)$49.99
2013 was a classic Bordeaux vintage, and the Malescot St Exupery is a gorgeous example of the vintage. The 2013 Malescot is a blend of 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet, and has classic aromas of violets, cassis, graphite, and minerals. The palate is well-balanced with some underlying tannins that need to be resolved, but I love the cool fruit flavors, underlying structure, and balance. This wine is for the classic Bordeaux lover, and it delivers very high quality for the price. Typically, an $80+ bottle, we were able to negotiate with the importer to offer this fantastic price. If you like classic Bordeaux, you will be hard-pressed to find a better example for the money, and this will effortlessly age for another decade or two.