2008 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WE 96
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - 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 - 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
James Suckling - 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.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
A tangy style with lots of grilled herb dried bay leaf and damson plum notes laced with extra roasted cedar and mesquite on the finish. Opens slowly very slowly to show more layers of flesh mulled cherry and spice with a... A tangy style with lots of grilled herb dried bay leaf and damson plum notes laced with extra roasted cedar and mesquite on the finish. Opens slowly very slowly to show more layers of flesh mulled cherry and spice with a lingering sanguine note developing on the finish. Needs patience. Best from 2013 through 2019. -J.M.
JJB 93
David Derby - 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.