2008 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WE 96
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • VN 94
  • IWC 93
  • NM 93
  • WS 91

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Definite richness alongside classic elegance. It's a stylish wine the fruit integrated into a beautiful structure. It's not all refinement because there is also a weight to the black plum skin and dark berry character. A... Definite richness alongside classic elegance. It's a stylish wine the fruit integrated into a beautiful structure. It's not all refinement because there is also a weight to the black plum skin and dark berry character. A wine that will age over many decades. R.V.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
This is a stunning Chateau Margaux made in a sexy up-front elegant style with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers a solid inner core of richness and depth but again very sweet tannins as well as... This is a stunning Chateau Margaux made in a sexy up-front elegant style with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers a solid inner core of richness and depth but again very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
This is so subtle and refined on the nose with amazing perfumes of rose petal blueberries and blackberries. Full but very tight and fresh with a lovely length that goes on and on. Starts off slowly with a solid core of... This is so subtle and refined on the nose with amazing perfumes of rose petal blueberries and blackberries. Full but very tight and fresh with a lovely length that goes on and on. Starts off slowly with a solid core of fruit then grows denser and denser. This is shy at first needs at leat five years of bottle age.
VN 94
Vinous, February 2018
The 2008 Château Margaux has an attractive bouquet of mulberry, red plum, briary, a hint of rose petal rather than its signature note of violets. It gains intensity with aeration, but to my surprise it feels quite forward... The 2008 Château Margaux has an attractive bouquet of mulberry, red plum, briary, a hint of rose petal rather than its signature note of violets. It gains intensity with aeration, but to my surprise it feels quite forward for a 10-year old First Growth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite Pauillac in style thanks to that graphite seam that surfaces towards the finish. It is a precise, classic Château Margaux that really delivers its intensity in the final quarter. I came away with the impression that it just does not quite slip from fourth to fifth gear. -- Neal Martin
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Deep ruby. Complex nose melds blackberry minerals bitter chocolate graphite and violet. Suave and deep on entry then fresh and alive in the middle palate with compelling sweetness and intensity to the black cherry smoky... Deep ruby. Complex nose melds blackberry minerals bitter chocolate graphite and violet. Suave and deep on entry then fresh and alive in the middle palate with compelling sweetness and intensity to the black cherry smoky mineral and tobacco flavors. The smooth finish is long intense and irresistible. At once serious and sexy.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Two bottles of the Chateau Margaux 2008 were opened, one showing a little more chutzpah than the other. It has an exuberant, mineral-rich bouquet with stunning delineation... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Two bottles of the Chateau Margaux 2008 were opened, one showing a little more chutzpah than the other. It has an exuberant, mineral-rich bouquet with stunning delineation that soars from the glass with blackberry, limestone and cassis aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. Great precision, beautifully integrated oak with a seamless finish as fresh as a daisy. Although it is surpassed by the 2009 and 2010, this is still a very precise, pretty Chateau Margaux.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2014
Shows a lightly sinewy edge, with coiled notes of damson plum, red currant preserves, rooibos tea, singed balsa wood and iron, lacking the vintage's typical crisp edge. The fine-grained finish is approachable already, but... Shows a lightly sinewy edge, with coiled notes of damson plum, red currant preserves, rooibos tea, singed balsa wood and iron, lacking the vintage's typical crisp edge. The fine-grained finish is approachable already, but this will age gracefully and should develop a more perfumed than rich profile.--Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2020. – JM
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, April 2009
87% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot; 1.5% of Cab Franc & Petite Verdot each. Only a third of the harvest went into the final selection of their top wine. Margaux got it right in 2008 showing that with sacrifice fine wine... 87% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot; 1.5% of Cab Franc & Petite Verdot each. Only a third of the harvest went into the final selection of their top wine. Margaux got it right in 2008 showing that with sacrifice fine wine was made. Classic notes of violets and lavender showing a supple rich dense mid-palate. While the finish is long pronounced and pleasant.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2008

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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

Chateau Margaux

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.