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2010 Margaux, Margaux

  • Margaux, Margaux
  • Margaux, Margaux
  • Margaux, Margaux
  • Margaux, Margaux
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BIN: MARX10

Representative blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc

Annual production: 29,000 cases of Grand Vin and Pavillon Rouge (the second label) and around 3000 cases of Pavillon Blanc, a 100% Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most hallowed names in wine, Margaux has an allure to it which has proved irresistible to drinkers for centuries. Sited on arguably the most perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, the sheer first growth nobility of the property comes across on the nose every time: a perfume of stunning complexity and beauty. The neo-classical building, perhaps the definitive image of Bordeaux to outsiders, also helps the cause. But ultimately, this is wine lovers` wine, exemplary year by year and just more beautiful with age. Under winemaker Paul Pontallier and the ownership of the Mentzelopoulos family since the late 1970s, the property has gone from strength to strength.

Tasting Note

Nicholas Jackson:In 2017, the 2010 vintage seems to have distilled down each property to its very essence. And no where is this more true than at Margaux, where already there is a gorgeously perfumed, sandlawood, sweet spice and milk chocolate nose. And then the palate is a tapestry of interweaving flavours, with every little detail quite distinctly etched. In a word, this is a classical Margaux; beauty restrained but ultimately released by its noble structure. Just like the chateau building itself!

Serena Sutcliffe, MW: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 7%, Cabernet Franc 1.5%, Petit Verdot 1.5%. 38% of the total crop went into the Grand Vin. An extraordinary nose of Cabernet Sauvignon as expressed at Margaux. Extremely aromatic. A wine-gum sweetness on the palate, then that marvellous freshness. Fabulous complexity and power coming through on the long finish. 04/11

Jamie Ritchie: Great concentration and class. Pure nose of Cabernet from Margaux. Enormous power and concentration, with opulence and elegance. Very exciting wine - great freshness and richness. Huge structure, huge length. Fresh, aromatic and long. Definitely a star with a truly great future. 04/11

Ratings

SOTHEBY'S 99
Wine Spectator 98
Wine Advocate 99
Vinous 95

Wine Facts & Figures

Taste DRY
Maturity FROM 2015 - 2055
Classification 1ST GROWTH

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