Chateau Margaux Wine – The Epitome of Elegance
If you like Cabernet blends, prefer a polished, supple red wine, and want to find out why so many of the world’s wine regions model themselves after Bordeaux, look no further than Margaux wines. Margaux Bordeaux wine marries masculine power with elegance, velvety tannins, and sensual textures. Flavorful aromas and perfumes of ripe dark berries, tobacco, truffles, cassis, and violets are the signature of these vin de pays. Generally, these wines are characterized by great purity of fruit with silky textures, and unique floral characteristics. Simply explained, Margaux is the epitome of elegance.
Due to its size and diverse array of soils, the style, taste, and character of Margaux wines are quite varied. Wines from this region range from delicately flavored and perfumed to highly concentrated, and from medium to full-bodied, Still, all of them share a fragrant bouquet, smooth texture and remarkable balance. Margaux vin de pays are not the most concentrated, powerful or tannic in their taste, but above all elegant, sensual, refined and perfumed. They are definitely among the most floral wines in all of Bordeaux. While the dominant scents are violets and lilacs, once the wines mature, you can also enjoy exciting aromas of truffles, cigar box, earth, cherries, plums, and tobacco. Because of their excellent aging potential, the best Margaux wines are highly prized by collectors.
Still loaded up with firm tannins, this is a rich, gorgeous wine, with complex, smoky, pencil lead and graphite notes through the mid palate, before things soften to a cigar box an..."
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Gorgeous as ever, even if the 1982 is standing up a little more strongly today. This is still full of tannins, rich and textured fruit and lilting freshness, fragrant, concentrated..."
The 1986 Chateau Margaux was even more emotionally moving. Still incredibly youthful, it showed incredible focus and depth, all backed up by considerable structure. As hard as it m..."
This has both sinew and flesh, with taut dried red currant, blackberry and plum skin notes that are forced to expand outward as the core of black tea, charcoal, plum paste and dark..."
This is about as alluring as it gets aromatically, with singed alder, juniper, bay and charcoal notes out front, hinting at power but turning beguiling as they flow into the core o..."
I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary..."
Château Margaux is back after a weak '92. Big for the vintage, featuring loads of new oak to provide a smoky, toasty taste. Attractive currant, black cherry and rose petal ch..."
This largely forgotten vintage seems to have turned the corner in the last year or two. Because of strict selections made at the top chateaux, the wines always had density, but the..."
This still broods seriously, with dark plum, currant and blackberry fruit, studded with charcoal, singed tobacco and cedar notes and backed by a serious grip of roasted earth. The ..."
The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everyt..."
Medium red-ruby. Confectionary aromas of raspberry, cocoa powder, mocha and sexy oak; more evolved than either the '99 or '98, even considering its extra year of age. Fat, sweet an..."
Violet and iris aromatics curling out of the glass, starting to reach their full expression at 20 years old. Beautifully finessed and elegant, with hints of black truffle, cloves a..."
Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a sty..."
Am I being too stingy with the 2003 Chateau Margaux? A wine of extraordinary complexity and intensity, it reveals a deep purple color, a style not unlike the 1990 Margaux (possibly..."
Tasted from barrel in 2005, this wine showed the freshness of the vintage in its bright woodland-berry scent before settling into tannins that felt mineral, powerful and black. Dir..."
The nose on this seems more concentrated than the 2000, and the purity of fruit is stunning, with blueberries, raspberries, fresh flowers, and hints of licorice. This is perfect an..."
The perfume wafts slowly from the glass. Charcoal softness. Sure-footed, seductive and complex, with plum, damson and bilberry fruits; this is the real deal. Silky tannins and perf..."
One of the wines of the vintage, the 2008 Château Margaux is a beauty and has everything you could want from a wine. A huge nose of cassis, Asian spices, dried flowers, and i..."
If you want to drink a Margaux 2009 any time soon, you need to go for the Pavillon - the grand vin is still extremely young, holding back its power and impact for another five or 1..."
This was phenomenal from barrel and remains so. The aromas are spellbinding. It smells like a bouquet of pink roses and then goes to currants, berries and citrus. Full body, with w..."