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2015 Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery La Dame de Malescot Margaux

2015 Chateau Malescot-St-Exupery La Dame de Malescot Margaux

Long time readers will know that I’m a Bordeaux lover, particularly left bank, and I love finding them at Costco because more times than not, the price is impossible to beat.

We saw this with the 2015 Pontet-Canet that I found at Costco for $99, and the next day saw the same bottle at Total Wine for $220. Obviously, an insane buy there.

Chateau Malescot

But Costco will also pop in these “second” bottles from top Bordeaux Estates. These are wines that typically utilize younger vines on the estate, and while they are not quite up to the maturity to warrant being included in the First wine, they still represent a great entry point into these estates.

We saw the Le Petit Haut Lafitte, second bottle from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac, hit Costco earlier this year for $28. I had a First bottle from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in my cellar (price around $110-120 depending on the vintage) so actually pitted them side by side. The First wine was definitely a jump up, but the second wine held pretty strong for a lot less dough.

I didn’t have a First bottle from Chateau Malescot St. Exupery (price around $130) so today we’re just taking a look at their second wine that I found at my Costco. I’ve had readers write in to me about both bottles, so depending on your warehouse, you may be able to find the first wine too. I haven’t seen it, and am not sure on Costco’s price for that one.

Chateau Malescot

This wine is a beauty though and it’s from a strong vintage in Bordeaux. Most wineries would be happy to have this wine as their signature bottling. Spicy, expressive nose; big flavor, lots of cherry, dark fruit with dark chocolate and plum notes; medium plus in body; big dry finish.

At $30 this is a delicious wine and it really makes me want to taste their first wine now. The Chateau is located right down the street from famed Chateau Margaux, and looking the other direction, it is right next to another of my top Bordeaux properties, Chateau Palmer, whose delicious Alter Ego, their second bottle, hit Costco last year.

Give this Bordeaux a little air, a nice meal and some good company and it will serve you well for $30. I like this wine a lot at this price point, and would probably pick it over the aforementioned Le Petit Haut Lafitte. Rating: 91 points

Costco item number: 119390

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 14.5%

Margo Seymour

Saturday 4th of January 2020

I agree with David! Living in the Bay Area, I have complained to Costco's wine guy that they never carry the wines you rave about. He just shrugs.


Thursday 2nd of January 2020

I enjoy reading your reviews and wine information and recommendations. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and in the last year I have found two of your recommended wines at my local Costco - both Kirkland brands. Question: Why can you not do a west coast wine blog - we do not have Atlanta wines here. If the only thing you can do is comment on your local wines - then tell us.


Friday 3rd of January 2020

Someday I’d love to expand. This is a hobby for me, something I enjoy doing and it just happened to resonate with quite a few people also searching for Costco wine buys. It’s growing more every month so who knows, maybe one day we can have more reviewers around the country. Keep an eye out though for the wines we review. We have readers in Japan who find the same wines we have in the Atlanta area. It definitely varies geographically and hopefully more of the wines we feature will show up for you. Thanks for following the site

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