Atypically powerful and masculine for a wine from this property, the deep garnet-coloured 1928 Margaux offers a floral, perfumed bouquet, super-rich, muscular, tannic flavours, and great presence and length in the mouth. It is amazing how much tannin is still left... The 1928 Margaux will last for a century. 98 points (1994).
The wines made in the 1928 vintage were, right from the start, incredibly powerful and concentrated… Château Margaux 1928 is an outstandingly great wine… (It) has kept an absolutely extraordinary freshness and richness… seems to have been made for eternity... Chateau Margaux.
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.