Château Margaux

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

David T
9.8

Mother Mary of God! Just give me the bottle and a crazy straw. I want all my wine to taste this way.

The nose is; ruby and velvety elegance. Creamy, candied, ripe; dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum & poached strawberries. Red licorice, candied, bright, florals for days. Dry crushed rocks, limestone, light, round granite, black licorice, sweet tarriness, expresso roast, dry leather, cedar, dry stems, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, light clove & nutmeg, beautiful, soft, herbaceous notes with crazy beautiful fields of; red, purple and blue flowers.

The body is full, round and the definition of elegance. The dark, tarry tannins are well rounded and have baby teeth. The structure, tension, length and balance are perfectly knitted together. Magnificent! Creamy, candied, ripe; dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum & poached strawberries. Red licorice, candied, bright, florals for days. Dry crushed rocks, limestone, light, round granite, black licorice, sweet tarriness, expresso roast, dark, intense, spice with palate heat, dry leather, cedar, dry stems, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, light clove & nutmeg, saline, dry tobacco with ash, beautiful, soft, herbaceous notes with crazy fields of; red, purple and blue flowers. The acidity is round-elegant and like a warm shower. The finish is simply a forget about it experience. It is gorgeous & sexy and a wine I will never forget. This is a 100 point wine in short order. Don’t be foolish enough to open a bottle now unless you have at least 3-5 more. You’ll be robbing yourself of heaven.

Photos of; Chateau Palmer, their barrel room, a photo of their vineyard soil structure-if you didn’t know where all that earthiness comes from, a picture is worth a thousand words and their tasting room.
— 11 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@David T David every year Cape Mentelle conducts an International Cabernet tasting involving around 27 Cabs from around the world. I went to the 2009 tasting some years ago and Palmer was the standout with the Woodlands Alma May not far behind.
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@Bob McDonald Couldn’t agree more! Cheers! 🍷
Stephen Pierron

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Wow... I bet the '09 was phenomenal..... glad you enjoyed it! Cheers!

Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

This has a nice nose of rich black fruits, graphite and cedar. Was opened and left uncorked or over two hours. Sadly no decanter so did not get full effect of the air. This drinks lovely. Dark cherry, currant, tobacco, cocoa notes and more graphite. The finish is delicious and lingering. While not young it still has time to develop some more. Still this is a pretty balanced wine. We are lucky to have another bottle to revisit in a couple of years. Stay tuned. — 20 days ago

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Château d`issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Black Cherries with hints of olive and wooded truffle. Long luscious mouthfeel and finish encapsulate this amazing Bordeaux — 19 days ago

Shay, Severn and 9 others liked this

Château Palmer

Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

David T
9.2

The nose is beautiful. Ruby; plum, black cherries, creamy black raspberries, dark spice, dark expresso roast, dark, rich soils, dry & fresh tobacco, leather, amazing, slightly candied, fresh, bright florals of; red, blue and purple.

The body is full and shows the beauty of the vintage, silky & velvety. Ruby; cherries, plum, black cherries, creamy black raspberries & strawberries, dark spice, dark expresso roast, dark, rich soils, dry stones, dry & fresh tobacco, leather, amazing, slightly candied, fresh, bright florals of; red, blue and purple. The acidity is round and gorgeous. The lush, ruby, ripe, well balanced finish persists a long while with heated spices on the long set. Another wine that will increase by 2-3 points with proper cellaring, 10-25 years.

Photos of; Chateau Palmer, their barrel room, a photo of their vineyard soil structure-if you didn’t know where all that earthiness comes from, a picture is worth a thousand words and their tasting room.
— 11 days ago

Shay, Paul and 20 others liked this

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

David T
9.2

This was a nice surprise pour from the table next to us at dinner last night. @Sofia Jalilie there are worst surprises on your birthday than an 82 Bordeaux. 👍🍷 Happy Birthday to you!

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— 10 days ago

Ryan, P and 23 others liked this
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You picked an awesome seat!
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@Eric Shanks Sometimes you just get lucky. 👍🍷

Château Ferrière

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

18.5/20 (96/100) Выдержка идёт 2015 на пользу. Комплексный, яркий аромат с нотами спелых ягод чёрной смородины, спелого инжира, сливы, черешни, шоколада, ванили и пряностей. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью. Танины интенсивные, всё ещё суховаты, но не липкие, замшевые по текстуре. Насыщенное во вкусе. Великолепно. #annualclarettasting — 5 days ago

Château Pouget

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Cedar, cigar box, black currant, earth, and a floral thing lingering in the background (could it be a rose scent?) the palate is rather on the thin side, a small, pleasant matter without weight, a radiant black currant fruit all along, some joyful tannins, with a grain which gives it a nice complex mouthfeel. The finish is fruity, a bit toasty and leaves a nice aftertaste. We paired it with homemade spaghetti bolognese (I know it's a bit decadent 😏) and the pairing actually worked better than expected. This is certainly not a good vintage, thus the wine lacks a bit of horse power but it's delicate, complex and very well done. I like it very much! #sundaynighttreat(before the night actually begins 😅) — 10 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice description. Less good years are often a great pleasure to drink.
Daniel Maquin

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@Peter van den Besselaar thank you! This one is certainly in a great place right now. Not the greatest, but it delivers loads of pleasure at every sip and opens up with air

Château Margaux

Margaux Du Chateau Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Wow. Quel grand 1996! Classique et tout en equilibre! — 4 days ago

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Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

This has held its age well. Subtle fruit, good tannin structure. It only needs about 20-30 mins in the decanter. A lot of tertiary flavors, mushroom, forest floor, earthy. Great experience! — 16 days ago

Ira, Robert and 10 others liked this

Château Brane-Cantenac

CHÂTEAU BRANE-CANTENAC SECOND GRAND CRU CLASSÉ EN 1855 – MARGAUX 2015

17.5+/20 (93+/100) В аромате много тонов спелых красных ягод и чёрной смородины, шоколад и специи. Тельное с высокой кислотностью. Удивительно, как за год эволюционировали танины, больше не вяжут и не липнут, обрели приятную бархатистую текстуру. Ягодное во вкусе. Элегантность во всём. #annualclarettasting — 5 days ago