Château Margaux Margaux 2010

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SKU 01809

750ml

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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 13.5%
  • wa99

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws98

Wine SpectatorCollectibles. A mouthwatering tobacco leaf note leads the way, quickly followed by steeped black currant and fig fruit, with dark tar and ganache on the back end. Roasted alder and juniper hints hang in the background. Extremely backward, with a firm, tannic structure, this is girded for the long haul. Judging from the finely beaded acidity and lilting echo of lilac that peeks in now, this should acquire sensational aromatics and incredible grace with age. Best from 2018 through 2040.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • we98

Wine EnthusiastA great wine that is just starting out. The high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives the structured, black currant character. Dark chocolate and layers of wood are forward, revealing how young the wine is. And then the fruit, so rich and powerful, brings deliciousness to the firm, dense structure. Age for many years.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013