Chateau Margaux: Unraveling 500 Years of Elegance


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One of the original 4 Medoc wines classified as "First Growth" in the historic 1855 Classification, Chateau Margaux has a 500 year history of producing unerringly world class wines. 


Today's offer includes wines from a wide range of vintages. Our list boasts legendary top tier years like 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2015, and less lauded "sleeper" vintages like 2012. Whether you are stepping in to the world of Margaux for the first time, or you are a seasoned collector looking to stock up on the best recent vintages of Margaux, our list has something for you! 





2009 Margaux

The nose is out of this world, with lilacs, currants, blackberries, and blueberries. Full-bodied, with super silky tannins and savory fruit and amazing flavors of fine leather, blueberries, and sandalwood. The quality of the tannins are amazing, with creamy texture and bright acidity on the end. Such classic and classicism. Delicacy. Lasts for minutes on the palate. (JS100)


2012 Margaux

Tasted blind at the 2012 Southwold tasting, the 2012 Château Margaux has a taut, linear, pencil lead-infused bouquet with pure blackberry and boysenberry scents, an undercurrent of tobacco that surfaces after five minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, a life-affirming sense of balance with well-integrated new oak towards the finish. I concur with Robert Parker that his has become more structured and masculine in bottle, yet there is pedigree here from start to finish, a sense of effortlessness that is seductive. This is a top-class wine from the late Paul Pontallier and his team. Tasted January 2016. (NM96)


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