Château Margaux Margaux 2005 6L

$12,950.00
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$9,500.00

SKU 00595

6L

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This stunning first growth is enjoying a stellar reputation in modern times, and Robert Parker calls it "a brilliantly consistent wine of stunning grace, richness and complexity." The extremely talented Paul Pontallier oversees the estate and the winemaking, and travels the world not only promoting Chateau Margaux, but Bordeaux in general. The vineyard is planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and the average age of the vines is about 40 years.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château Margaux
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • we98

Wine Enthusiast97-99 Barrel sample. Year after year, Margaux makes great wine simply because of its vineyard. This year, with the high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has stunning, ripe tannins and very pure black currant flavors, but also a denseness from the ripeness of the fruit. It's a classic already, and is sure to age beautifully. -

Roger Voss, June 20, 2006
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateAnother celestial effort from Paul Pontallier and Corinne Mentzelopoulus, the 2005 Margaux, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, boasts a dense opaque blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and, despite its having spent two years in 100% new wood, only a subtle touch of toasty oak. Although full-bodied, the wine seems light on its feet because of the silky tannins as well as the great gravel terroir from which it comes. Beautiful purity, length, and nobility define this modern day classic. Is it better than the 2000, 1996, 1990, or some of the vintages from the decade of the eighties? Who knows, but it is unquestionably one of the all-time great wines made at Chateau Margaux. This estate has produced only exceptional wines over the last three decades. The seamlessness of the 2005 suggests it will perform well early, but it should last for a half century or more. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2050+. 98+

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • ws100

Wine SpectatorBlack in color, delivering extraordinary aromas of blackberry, raisin, spices and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, with an amazing core of ripe fruit, yet ultrabalanced and finely textured. Touches every taste bud. This incredible young red spent two years in new wood, but you can?t tell. It's all glorious fruit. A legendary wine. Best after 2017.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008