Château Margaux

Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend

9.6175 ratings
9.639 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

Tasted with awe and much contemplation, the 1990 Margaux was one of the crowning jewels at my last tasting in Carmel, a parting gift opened the evening before my move to Portland. Garnet-robed with no bricking, this bottle was fresh and vibrant with pronounced aromas of forest floor, leather, earth, plums, black cherries, sandalwood, roses and dried spearmint. On the palate, ethereal lightness, with fine-boned tannins and infinitely evolving complexity. Velvety from start to finish, save for a dash of minerality at the close, rather like throwing oneself into a an impossibly soft, luxurious feather bed.

Tasted with awe and much contemplation, the 1990 Margaux was one of the crowning jewels at my last tasting in Carmel, a parting gift opened the evening before my move to Portland. Garnet-robed with no bricking, this bottle was fresh and vibrant with pronounced aromas of forest floor, leather, earth, plums, black cherries, sandalwood, roses and dried spearmint. On the palate, ethereal lightness, with fine-boned tannins and infinitely evolving complexity. Velvety from start to finish, save for a dash of minerality at the close, rather like throwing oneself into a an impossibly soft, luxurious feather bed.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2015
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.6

Perfumed and delightful

Perfumed and delightful

Dec 17th, 2016
Luke Kenning

Sommelier/Wine Director Farallon Restaurant

9.7

Flawless bottle drinking beautifully!

Flawless bottle drinking beautifully!

Dec 18th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

It's got that mature Margaux thing: briny, ocean, smoky, dried kelp nuance. Marred only by the bretty finish.

It's got that mature Margaux thing: briny, ocean, smoky, dried kelp nuance. Marred only by the bretty finish.

Dec 17th, 2015
Jeremiah Allen

No big deal

No big deal

Aug 20th, 2015
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.6

You know, it's fun to drink bottles like this. Thank you Greg Gregory for sharing. Drinking it in downtown Bordeaux adds to the fun. Very classic, perhaps a bit quiet and closed tonight. While our charming waitress Pauline felt its day has passed, I felt there's a long and regal life ahead. More red than black, spicy and floral. Absolutely charming in a rustic, classical way. #bordeauxinbordeaux

You know, it's fun to drink bottles like this. Thank you Greg Gregory for sharing. Drinking it in downtown Bordeaux adds to the fun. Very classic, perhaps a bit quiet and closed tonight. While our charming waitress Pauline felt its day has passed, I felt there's a long and regal life ahead. More red than black, spicy and floral. Absolutely charming in a rustic, classical way. #bordeauxinbordeaux

Jun 16th, 2015
Christine Havens

This quartet, collectively DRC La Tâche, Richebourg and Romanée-St-Vivant all from the 1999 vintage, along with a 1990 Margaux were opened to celebrate my move from Carmel to Portland. These wines, all once-in-a-lifetime bottles, the stuff of fantasy, debate and obsession are perhaps the jewel in the crown of my year in Monterey. Yesterday afternoon, I arrived in Portland, tired in from the drive, with new story assignments and challenges awaiting me. The individual notes for these wines will be forthcoming.

This quartet, collectively DRC La Tâche, Richebourg and Romanée-St-Vivant all from the 1999 vintage, along with a 1990 Margaux were opened to celebrate my move from Carmel to Portland. These wines, all once-in-a-lifetime bottles, the stuff of fantasy, debate and obsession are perhaps the jewel in the crown of my year in Monterey. Yesterday afternoon, I arrived in Portland, tired in from the drive, with new story assignments and challenges awaiting me. The individual notes for these wines will be forthcoming.

Jun 13th, 2015
Josh Orr

If this's wine doesn't make you happy then you should be committed. Beautiful spicey complex nose with a soft palate that just glides along for days. #winning #holysmokes #chateaumargaux #cabernet #toolegittospit

If this's wine doesn't make you happy then you should be committed. Beautiful spicey complex nose with a soft palate that just glides along for days. #winning #holysmokes #chateaumargaux #cabernet #toolegittospit

Apr 29th, 2015
Mike Kerr

Delicious of course, but a 100 point wine?? Meh! Too dark, too much tobacco and smoke

Delicious of course, but a 100 point wine?? Meh! Too dark, too much tobacco and smoke

Apr 15th, 2015
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.6

Classic, resiny, perfumed

Classic, resiny, perfumed

Mar 28th, 2015