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2010 Ch. Margaux, Margaux

Ch. Margaux, Margaux
What a truly remarkable wine! A complex, multilayered, magnificent marvel; it really does posses true majesty. It has a real grace and power that has you fumbling for words to describe its quality with any degree of sophistication. There is layer upon layer of perfect dense red fruit wrapped around a kernel of ultra-fine, ultra-dense ripe tannins.

Ch. Margaux 2000 and 2005 are some of the greatest barrel samples I have ever tried, and the 2010 is up there again, matching the incredible Ch. Latour as wine of the vintage.
(90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot)
(Simon Staples, BBR Fine Wine Director)Château Margaux


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
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Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Possibly the greatest wine this illustrious château has ever produced, and that’s saying a lot. The grand vin contains the highest-­ever percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, reflecting Paul Pontallier’s belief in the grape’s outstanding quality in 2010 and vindicating his decision to introduce a third tier red wine to allow even greater selection. An even better wine than the impressive 2009, this is very dense for a Margaux, with sweet plum, bramble and blackcurrant fruit, serious, yet silky tannins and a fine, refreshing, tapering finish. 20+ years.
(Tim Atkin MW,  www.timatkin.com,  May 2011)




BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
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Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Shows superb colour, a lovely concentration of polished flavours that stay on the palate forever, unbelievable freshness and density, a truly great wine.
(Steven Spurrier – Decanter – Apr 2011)


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
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Ch. Margaux, Margaux
The 2010 Ch Margaux is amazingly dark purple. Very, very strongly Cabernet Sauvignon (90% of the blend - only 2006 matched it) with some light vegetation at first which opened out and mellowed to something utterly seductive in the glass. Dry and intense. Very rich on the front and amazingly supple – it smells as though it may be going to be a bit of brute but on the palate it is still so intense and polished initially but then it is clear that there are masses and masses of tannins. There is noble, fine, perfectly confident, minerally fruit that opens out on the palate. It is thinkable to drink this already!
(Jancis Robinson MW- jancis robinson.com 18 Apr 2011)



BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
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Ch. Margaux, Margaux
The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years.
(99 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013)

Paul Pontallier was rattling off some interesting statistics about Chateau Margaux. The 2000 (a great, great wine) was 13.1% natural alcohol, the 2005 13.1%, the 2009 13.2%, and the 2010, the highest ever measured, 13.5%. That is still nearly one degree less than the Pauillac first-growth of Chateau Latour at 14.4%. This blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc (representing only 38% of the total production) has the classic, quintessential Margaux character of spring flowers, almost cool-climate precision, medium body, and a seamless integration of tannin, wood and alcohol. The blue and black fruit characteristics are present, and the wine restrained. The most measured and polished of all the first growths I tasted, it is also less concentrated than any of the other first growths, but the elegance is classic. The harvest finished on October 15, which was not their latest by any means. This is one of the few first growths of 2010 where the tannins are remarkably delicate and sweet, and the softness of this wine will provide magical drinking at a relatively early age, yet its balance and concentration will carry it for 20 or more years.
(96-98 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
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Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Superfocused and superracy, with torrents of cherry, raspberry and plum fruit. Offering terrific mouthfeel, this glides by effortlessly, with a fantastic perfume developing on the finish. Long and iron-tinged. Really, really fine-grained. Other than 2006, this is the only vintage since 2000 with as much Cabernet Sauvignon (90 percent).
(James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator –  Mar 2011)

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Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Product: 7762
Maturity: Drink 2024-2065 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2010
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Margaux Map of the region
Producer: Château Margaux
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Full Bodied, Dry, 13.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
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