Château Margaux

Bordeaux, France   |  Hearty Red   |  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot   |  2019
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“Please note this wine is in exceptionally high demand and requests for allocations will only be considered if balanced by purchase of other no less delicious or discounted but less pressurised wines, at least to the value of the case”.

In his only potential 100 point score of the campaign, Galloni characterises 2019 as "a total showstopper ... a thrilling wine .. just stunning", and the superlatives continue as he describes what he considers "the head of the class of 2019". Lisa Perrotti-Brown scores it at 97-100 points, commenting on how the palate "quivers with energy, emitting loads of mineral sparks, featuring bold freshness and fantastically ripe, finely grained tannins to support the delicate, perfumed layers". The 2019 Margaux has also received potential 100 point scores from Jeb Dunnock, James Suckling and Jeff Leve, and there may well be more to come.

"The fantastic quality of the cabernet sauvignon really comes through here with black currant, blueberry and raspberry character. It’s full-bodied with such tightness. It’s so beautiful in the center palate. The tannins are wonderfully blended into the wine and flow across the palate. Rather leaner and racy. Ethereal. 37% of the production and 90% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot, 2% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot." 99-100 pts, James Suckling

"The 2019 Château Margaux is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, accounting for 37% of the crop. The alcohol came in at 13.9%, the IPT was 75, and the pH was 3.66. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose begins with intense scents of crushed blackberries, warm cassis and plum preserves before fanning out into a whole array of floral, exotic spice and earth scents: iris, red roses, star anise, cassis, tilled soil, moss-covered bark and black truffles, with an emerging waft of crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate quivers with energy, emitting loads of mineral sparks, featuring bold freshness and fantastically ripe, finely grained tannins to support the delicate, perfumed layers, finishing very long and wonderfully poised. The juxtaposition between the acidity and the richness in this Château Margaux is just extraordinary!" 97-100 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"The 2019 Château Margaux is another inky hued beauty from this estate that does everything right. Incredible notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, sandalwood, cedar, and loads of floral tones all dominate the bouquet, and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, flawless integration in its tannins, acidity, and fruit, building structure, and an almost “iron fist in a velvet glove” like mouthfeel. Reminding me of the 2016, yet with even more density, it's a quintessential Château Margaux that will benefit from a decade of cellaring and keep for 50 years or more." 97-100 pts, Jeb Dunnuck

"This expands sideways, vertically and downwards, with a creamy mid palate and a rose petal, peony, raspberry and cassis collision on the nose. This is chewy in its tannic structure, full on and yet delicate and sappy. Fresh, elegant, perfumed and concentrated - clearly will age for decades. This is close in character to the 2009 or 2015, two exceptional vintages at Margaux and classic to the graceful yet concentrated signature of the property. 1% Petit Verdot to complete the blend, 100% new oak although barely discernible already. 37% of overall production in the 1st wine this year." 98 pts, Decanter

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  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2019
  CountryFrance
  RegionBordeaux
  GrapeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleHearty Red
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry

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