Château Malescot-St.-Exupéry Margaux 2008 Bordeaux, $48.02-$56.49, 92 points, begins with a deep-dark ruby color trending black currant and terminating at the glass rim with a clear ring.
Sweet floral red cherry and earth with hints of cinnamon and alcohol (13.5%) are aromatic.
Full bodied red wine with good acidity and easy layered tannin carries a plethora of flavors dominated by black currant and other blackberries, with rich black licorice and violets, though hints of clove and dried savory herbs accent the flavor profile.
Ending with warm spice and subtle mint, finishes fairly long, though restrained.
I found that I enjoyed this Bordeaux more after being opened for several hours.
A note on the 2010 vintage: the price is now $130.00.
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