Intense nose of cassis and cherries with cedar notes. Full body, silky tannins, good acidity and a long, fruity finish. James Suckling (jamessuckling.com).
Nose of ripe fruits with a warm touch. Pleasant fruit and supple, lightweight stuffing on the palate. A Margaux in a drink-young style. Gilbert & Gaillard (France).
Very pretty, attractive Margaux with lovely aromatics and good concentration on the palate. Supple tannin texture with freshness makes this an elegant, focused wine with lovely detail. Very good wine… Jeannie Cho Lee, MW (asianpalate.com).
Fresh, medium-bodied, lively, crisp fruits, flowers and spice are found in this soft wine. Jeff Leve (thewinecellarinsider.com).
Mid cherry red. Dusty yet fragrant. Leafy cassis and a slight note of licorice. Unexpectedly sweet and rounded on the palate, juicy too. Acidity feels high but the tannins are light and fine. Needs time but should give lots of pleasure. Well done! Julia Harding, MW (jancisrobinson.com).
On Bordeaux’s Left Bank, near the southern end of the Haut-Médoc, lies Margaux, one of the most celebrated villages in the world of wine. Margaux is home to Château Margaux, the revered first-growth property, as well as 20 more Grand Cru Classé estates ranked in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. The acclaimed wine of Margaux benefits from the diverse soil types in the appellation.
In general, Margaux has a very thin layer of topsoil, and the very best vineyards, above the Gironde River, have gravelly soils that encourage deep root growth and allow for good drainage. Because of the variations in soil, Margaux wines can range from delicately flavoured to highly concentrated, from medium- to full-bodied. Yet all Margaux wines share a fragrant bouquet, silky texture and remarkable balance. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in the wines of Margaux, as it does throughout the Left Bank, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc used in small percentages for blending. Because of their excellent aging potential, the best Margaux wines are prized by collectors.