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

Tasting Notes :Performing well from bottle, Chateau Margaux’s 2001, which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999, is an elegant, seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color, and a beautiful nose of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, and cedar. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, this forward, opulent beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. This is one of the most elegant wines of the vintage.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 06/01/2003
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/02/2004.
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2004