Château Malescot-St.-Exupéry Margaux 2008 Bordeaux, $48.02-$56.49, 92 points, began 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%) were aromatic.
Full-bodied red wine with good acidity and easy layered tannin carried 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.
Finished fairly long with warm spice and subtle mint.
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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