2001 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • New
  • WE 97
  • JR 95
  • NM 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2001 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2005
“For me, this vintage is what makes Margaux special,” says Margaux winemaker Paul Pontallier. He is right: With its denseness, spice, flavors of black currants layered with dryness and fresh acidity, this is a huge and... “For me, this vintage is what makes Margaux special,” says Margaux winemaker Paul Pontallier. He is right: With its denseness, spice, flavors of black currants layered with dryness and fresh acidity, this is a huge and impressive wine that never forgets that it is Margaux. It is still young, and the dry tannic aftertaste, which lasts for many minutes, shows this.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2012
Mid ruby. Great depth and richness and complexity – and yet this manages to be racy and delicate too. Real lift and freshness - thoroughbred stuff. The hedonistic fruit cunningly disguises what is still a heavy charge of... Mid ruby. Great depth and richness and complexity – and yet this manages to be racy and delicate too. Real lift and freshness - thoroughbred stuff. The hedonistic fruit cunningly disguises what is still a heavy charge of tannin. Great persistence. A haunting wine. 18.5/20
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2011
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has a classic pencil-lead, Pauillac bouquet with fine delineation and lift, nothing ambitious, no frills but superb focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very... Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has a classic pencil-lead, Pauillac bouquet with fine delineation and lift, nothing ambitious, no frills but superb focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and mineralite, black fruits intertwined with graphite and a touch of cedar. Conservative but very well crafted and full of breeding.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
A pure, lovely beam of cassis and steeped plum notes is now in perfect harmony with the fine-grained, lightly cedary and sandalwood-tinged structure. This has grace yet stays persistent, with the cassis accent echoing... A pure, lovely beam of cassis and steeped plum notes is now in perfect harmony with the fine-grained, lightly cedary and sandalwood-tinged structure. This has grace yet stays persistent, with the cassis accent echoing through the lengthy finish. An understated style, but all breed.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2025. 12,500 cases made. –JM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
Performing well from bottle Chateau Margaux's 2001 which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999 is an elegant seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color and a beautiful nose of flowers creme de... Performing well from bottle Chateau Margaux's 2001 which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999 is an elegant seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color and a beautiful nose of flowers creme de cassis blackberries and cedar. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc this forward opulent beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. This is one of the most elegant wines of the vintage.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Enticing aromas of boysenberry, cedar, espresso and roasted oak. Sweet, lush and broad in the mouth, with sappy berry and espresso flavors. This boasts the pliant texture and near-perfect balance of the vintage's best... Enticing aromas of boysenberry, cedar, espresso and roasted oak. Sweet, lush and broad in the mouth, with sappy berry and espresso flavors. This boasts the pliant texture and near-perfect balance of the vintage's best examples. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. Like so many 2001s, this is easy to taste today but may well close down in the coming year or so. "The 2001 is a smiley wine," says Pontallier, "while the 2002, though a bit stiff today, has more power and excellent aging potential. But neither ranks among our greatest vintages."