193 Ratings
Château Margaux Margaux

Wine Details





Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Medium bright ruby. Compellingly perfumed nose of boysenberry, cassis, graphite, licorice and violet. Suave on entry, then imploded in the middle and extremely slow to show itself. Very pure, understated black fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors are like an essence of cabernet. Savory rather than particularly sweet: there's nothing easy or obvious about this wine today. A dry and classic style; the tannins are tight for a young Margaux but not hard, and the finishing flavors are vibrant and perfumed.

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