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108 Ratings
Château Margaux Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1959 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/90
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/20/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. To order by the bottle, call our order department at 888-980-WINE. To order by the case, simply order online! Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008."This is another superb vintage from this grand dame estate. Administrator Paul Pontallier has overseen the production of so many great Margaux, it is senseless to say 2005 is better than all its predecessors, but it is an extraordinary effort. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15%...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/15/1992.