(From 2005 Vintage) Margaux du Château Margaux 2009 was produced from a great vintage, and posseses all those attributes: a deep, dark colour, a rich nose, it is voluptuous, already complex where flowery and spicy hints mingle with those of cocoa. The impression on the mouth reflects the intensity of the aromas; it is full-flavoured, rich and impressive, structured by well-softened tannins. The finish is soft, both warm and fresh. This wine is very powerful and concentrated - even more so than the first and second wines, and is quite remarkably open and easy to drink, which is probably owing to the personality of the vintage as much as to the Château Margaux terroir.
The 2004 was born in conditions closely resembling those of 1996: the same unsettled summer weather, the same early autumn and the same rainy harvest. Last minute rain, though, in no way modifies the body of a wine, nor weakens its muscle; it only takes away a bit of fatness, which gives it a finer silhouette. Château Margaux 2004 is therefore a great classic vintage. There is great finesse and above all, purity on the nose. In this subtle combination of floral, fruit and spice aromas, all are...
Wine & SpiritsRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05
Robert ParkerRating: 92-94 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 165
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07
Wine EnthusiastRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast