2007 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • IWC 93
  • WA 92
  • WA 92

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IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Bright dark red. Knockout nose combines redcurrant blackberry spices flowers tobacco and sexy sweet oak tones; complex and aristocratic. Then sweet suave and seamless with lovely inner-mouth perfume and noteworthy finesse... Bright dark red. Knockout nose combines redcurrant blackberry spices flowers tobacco and sexy sweet oak tones; complex and aristocratic. Then sweet suave and seamless with lovely inner-mouth perfume and noteworthy finesse to the flavors of blackberry cherry and flowers. Finishes long and sweet with noble tannins for the year. Not a big wine but one of the classiest examples of the vintage.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The elegant 2007 Chateau Margaux's purity depth of fruit and overall equilibrium are impressive. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of spring flowers black currants and blackberries a soft lush medium to... The elegant 2007 Chateau Margaux's purity depth of fruit and overall equilibrium are impressive. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of spring flowers black currants and blackberries a soft lush medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and delicacy allied to impressive depth texture and length. Already drinkable it should continue to offer exceptional pleasure for 15 or more years.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Chateau Margaux was just missing a little intensity on the nose compared to the other First Growths: scents of incense and iris, blackberry and tobacco, perhaps... Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Chateau Margaux was just missing a little intensity on the nose compared to the other First Growths: scents of incense and iris, blackberry and tobacco, perhaps just missing the floral nature of other vintages. The palate is well balanced with supple black fruit laced with graphite and tobacco, fully matured but clearly with sufficient substance to last another 15-20 years. It is a capable Château Margaux, although frankly it does not put enough distance between itself and its Margaux peers, yapping at its heels. Tasted February 2017. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2007

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Since the 17th Century, the grand vin of Chateau Margaux has been recognized as one of the greatest wines in the entire world. It owes its unique qualities to the genius of its terroir as well as to the passionate work of a succession of generations. It’s a remarkable wine that comes from a combination of characteristics that are only rarely found: finesse, elegance, complexity, density, intensity, length and freshness. Although its tannic concentration may be exceptional, it’s rare to detect astringency.

The great vintages are distinguished by their formidable ability to move us, while the lesser vintages give pleasure to wine enthusiasts. Chateau Margaux has an extraordinary ability to evolve with age, developing finesse, aromatic aromatic complexity, and a remarkable presence on the palate.

Winery

Margaux, Chateau

Chateau Margaux is a famous wine estate in the Medoc region, which along with Lafite, Latour and Haut Brion, was rated a First Growth in the original 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It covers 262 hectares, of which 82 hectares are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, and 12 hectares to Sauvignon Blanc.

In the 12th century, the property was called “La Mothe de Margaux” (the Margaux mound) and by the 16th century, wine was being produced at the estate. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of 230 barrels of “Margose” and the 1771 vintage was the first “claret” to appear in a Christie’s catalogue. Indeed one of America’s Founding Fathers and vintner in his own right, Thomas Jefferson, visited this great estate in the late 18th century and declared it to be a vineyard of “first quality”. When Bertrand Douat, Marquis de la Colonilla, acquired the estate, he built the chateau that is often nicknamed the “Versailles of the Medoc”, a rare example of the neo-palladian style in France.

Andre Mentzelopoulos purchased the property in 1977, investing heavily in the estate and a program of improvements. Since his death in 1980, the property has been run by his daughter Corinne who continued his work in restoring the chateau to its former glory.