Original
199 Ratings
Château Margaux Margaux

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) Since the 17th Century, the first wine of Château Margaux has been recognised as being one of the greatest wines in the entire world. It owes its unique qualities to the genius of its terroir as well as to the passionate work of a succession of generations. It’s a remarkable wine that comes from a combination of characteristics that are only rarely found: finesse, elegance, complexity, density, intensity, length and freshness. Although its tannic concentration may be exceptional, it’s rare to detect astringency. The great vintages are distinguished by their formidable ability to move us. The lesser vintages give pleasure to wise enthusiasts. They offer the advantage of evolving very rapidly and, reveal, after a few years, instead of power, this subtlety that is the prerogative of great terroirs.

Winemaker's Notes

95 points Wine Spectator: The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around. Better after 1997. (10/15/94)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/15/1992.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95-100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2004
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07