2006 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 95
  • WE 95
  • W&S 94
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2006 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
This has a wonderful nose of perfume sandalwood ripe plum and berries. Full-bodied with seamless tannins and a long finish. Gorgeous. Best after 2015. -JS
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
This is not a big Château Margaux its style showing more elegance and discretion. The tannins are soft although producing a dense web that lies underneath the black currant and plum fruit flavors. It is a wine that... This is not a big Château Margaux its style showing more elegance and discretion. The tannins are soft although producing a dense web that lies underneath the black currant and plum fruit flavors. It is a wine that envelops the mouth an edge of firmness over velvet fruit textures. The wine floats away slowly on the close.
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2009
A sexy vintage of Margaux this is heady and seductive right from the start. Floral strawberry and red currant flavors back the wine's gentle sweetness while floral acidity gives it a sting. Black tannins hint at more... A sexy vintage of Margaux this is heady and seductive right from the start. Floral strawberry and red currant flavors back the wine's gentle sweetness while floral acidity gives it a sting. Black tannins hint at more serious long-term prospects though much of the vintage may get drunk before it has a chance to reach any deeper more essential terroir expression.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the glass, but it never strives for the opulence of say the 2006 Château Palmer. The palate is very well balanced with fine and quite firm tannin in the mouth. This seems to be approaching its plateau after a decade. While not a powerful or ostentatious Château Margaux, it epitomizes understatement and refinement in a similar vein to Lafite-Rothschild. It is only after the wine has been swallowed that you appreciate its qualities and you feel urged to go back for another sip. Tasted January 2016. -Neal Martin
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Good deep red-ruby. Deep but reticent aromas of redcurrant tobacco leaf licorice and loam; I don't find the typical floral high notes of Margaux. Juicy fine-grained and suave with good definition and a seamless spherical... Good deep red-ruby. Deep but reticent aromas of redcurrant tobacco leaf licorice and loam; I don't find the typical floral high notes of Margaux. Juicy fine-grained and suave with good definition and a seamless spherical texture to the currant and soil flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins but not the grip or power of earlier barrel samples of this wine.
JJB 94
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2007
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