Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.42939 ratings
9.4801 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark amber/tawny color. Notes of brown sugar, hickory, earth, saddle leather and some cola. Sweet to the taste with lots of complexity. Fruit is still present, with tannins fully resolved of course. Guesses by the boyz are 50’s Bordeaux, but I think it’s older. I’ve had two really old bottles of Chateau Margaux from the 20s and 30s, and I think it’s in that camp so I go with a guess of Margaux from the 20’s. Bingo. We’re told this was given many hours in the decanter and then we consumed it over 3 hours… it was alive from start to the last drop. What a great experience to drink grape juice that is nearly 100 years old. Bravo and thanks Stan!

Tasted blind. Dark amber/tawny color. Notes of brown sugar, hickory, earth, saddle leather and some cola. Sweet to the taste with lots of complexity. Fruit is still present, with tannins fully resolved of course. Guesses by the boyz are 50’s Bordeaux, but I think it’s older. I’ve had two really old bottles of Chateau Margaux from the 20s and 30s, and I think it’s in that camp so I go with a guess of Margaux from the 20’s. Bingo. We’re told this was given many hours in the decanter and then we consumed it over 3 hours… it was alive from start to the last drop. What a great experience to drink grape juice that is nearly 100 years old. Bravo and thanks Stan!

Mar 21st, 2021
Conrad Green

The first opened of these. Deep and sexy on the nose. Deep plum fruit with an inky saline middle. Violets at the edges and then a lovely fresh finish. This is really good stuff. A little young but showing a lot now. In a decade I think this will be amazing.

The first opened of these. Deep and sexy on the nose. Deep plum fruit with an inky saline middle. Violets at the edges and then a lovely fresh finish. This is really good stuff. A little young but showing a lot now. In a decade I think this will be amazing.

Feb 13th, 2021
Alberto Cdm

Eh.. che devi dire... chapeau. Come sempre

Eh.. che devi dire... chapeau. Come sempre

Dec 2nd, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

Still quite firm, years to go

Still quite firm, years to go

Aug 8th, 2020
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9.7

The 2010 Château Margaux performed far better at this horizontal than at Farr's blind tasting a few days later. It has a beguiling bouquet, highly perfumed with crushed violets infusing the blackberry and crushed strawberry scented, hints of pencil box and cedar emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. There is a wonderful sense of symmetry here with a silky elegant finish that is amazingly persistent. It is one of the best wines that Paul Pontallier ever made. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Château Margaux performed far better at this horizontal than at Farr's blind tasting a few days later. It has a beguiling bouquet, highly perfumed with crushed violets infusing the blackberry and crushed strawberry scented, hints of pencil box and cedar emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. There is a wonderful sense of symmetry here with a silky elegant finish that is amazingly persistent. It is one of the best wines that Paul Pontallier ever made. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 22nd, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Quarantine Drinkin’

Quarantine Drinkin’

Mar 28th, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.7

Turns out this is pretty damn good. No note. Just enjoyed the living crap out of this with my buddy @Nathaniel DiMaggio

Turns out this is pretty damn good. No note. Just enjoyed the living crap out of this with my buddy @Nathaniel DiMaggio

Mar 28th, 2020
Shay A
9.7

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

In the running for top red wine of OTBN. I’ve had Chateau Margaux three times before, and they’ve all been the ‘82. Not sure how I lucked in to that. Didn’t need long to blow off its funk. Almost ethereal in profile. Light in regards to expectations, and then as it lingers it snaps your head back with wide eyes. Delicate flowers like roses and violets accompanied by juniper, herbs de Provence, dried black cherries, pipe tobacco and soft raspberry fig. Amazingly acidic and tannic at 38yrs young. Saddle leather, dates, blackberries, currant, underbrush and high percentage raspberry infused dark cocoa. Magnificent.

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

In the running for top red wine of OTBN. I’ve had Chateau Margaux three times before, and they’ve all been the ‘82. Not sure how I lucked in to that. Didn’t need long to blow off its funk. Almost ethereal in profile. Light in regards to expectations, and then as it lingers it snaps your head back with wide eyes. Delicate flowers like roses and violets accompanied by juniper, herbs de Provence, dried black cherries, pipe tobacco and soft raspberry fig. Amazingly acidic and tannic at 38yrs young. Saddle leather, dates, blackberries, currant, underbrush and high percentage raspberry infused dark cocoa. Magnificent.

Mar 7th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind from magnum. Dark regal red and almost opaque. Notes of black cherries, roasted meat, gravel, old leather and earth. Great old Bordeaux nose matches in the mouth. Silky and smooth. Guessed 59 Mouton.

Tasted blind from magnum. Dark regal red and almost opaque. Notes of black cherries, roasted meat, gravel, old leather and earth. Great old Bordeaux nose matches in the mouth. Silky and smooth. Guessed 59 Mouton.

Feb 16th, 2020
Nick Apone

Young but beautiful. 2006

Young but beautiful. 2006

Feb 3rd, 2020