2009 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JL 100
  • JS 99
  • WA 98
  • WE 98
  • NM 98
  • WS 97
  • VN 97
  • DC 95
  • JR 90

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Pre-Arrival: 22 btls
ETA: Mar. 2020

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JL 100
TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2013
Pure lush, sensual sexy textures leave your speechless. Powerful, yet light on its feet, everything is in balance and harmony Layers of opulent, silky, perfectly ripe fruits end with sensations of sweet, black cherries... Pure lush, sensual sexy textures leave your speechless. Powerful, yet light on its feet, everything is in balance and harmony Layers of opulent, silky, perfectly ripe fruits end with sensations of sweet, black cherries and chocolate that lingers for close to 60 seconds. If I had the money, I'd be all over this wine. I hope my richer friends buy this so I can taste it over the next several decades. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Ch%C3%A2teau%20Margaux
JS 99
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
This marathon runner is currently in the no-man's land between youthful vitality and mellow maturity. There's a very serious tannin structure here, but it needs a lot longer to fully resolve. Very tight and closed. A... This marathon runner is currently in the no-man's land between youthful vitality and mellow maturity. There's a very serious tannin structure here, but it needs a lot longer to fully resolve. Very tight and closed. A perfect wine usually. But not today. Try in 2020.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
The 2009 Château Margaux is deep garnet in color and features wonderfully fragrant minted cassis, lilacs, black forest cake and oolong tea scents with touches of pencil shavings and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, it... The 2009 Château Margaux is deep garnet in color and features wonderfully fragrant minted cassis, lilacs, black forest cake and oolong tea scents with touches of pencil shavings and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy frame with lovely freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a very long, mineral-laced finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A massive wine for Margaux packed with tannins and ripe fruit. It has more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual giving intense black currant flavors with enticing acidity balanced by the sweetness of the fruit. Ripe swathes of... A massive wine for Margaux packed with tannins and ripe fruit. It has more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual giving intense black currant flavors with enticing acidity balanced by the sweetness of the fruit. Ripe swathes of this opulent fruit are also elegant and structured. R.V.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Margaux '09 has stunning precision and focus on the nose: classic Pauillac with blackberry, crushed stone, a sense of Alpine freshness. Vivacious and penetrating, this is a... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Margaux '09 has stunning precision and focus on the nose: classic Pauillac with blackberry, crushed stone, a sense of Alpine freshness. Vivacious and penetrating, this is a bouquet that stops you in your tracks. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ripe blackberry and briary fruit, struck through with citrus lemon and orange zest. The finish is confident and exuberant, lingering for at least a minute in the mouth.
WS 97
Wine Spectator, January 2014
This offers gorgeously caressing fruit, with steeped plum, blackberry and red currant notes, finely embroidered with accents of rooibos and black tea, tobacco leaf, alder and sandalwood. Delivers loads of fruit, with the... This offers gorgeously caressing fruit, with steeped plum, blackberry and red currant notes, finely embroidered with accents of rooibos and black tea, tobacco leaf, alder and sandalwood. Delivers loads of fruit, with the structure already melded into the core of fruit—but that's the vintage style. A stunner, though I still find the '10 a full step ahead.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Best from 2018 through 2035. – JM
VN 97
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Château Margaux is blessed with a stunning nose that delivers intense blackberry and cranberry scents, crushed rose petals and touches of slate. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, taut and quite... The 2009 Château Margaux is blessed with a stunning nose that delivers intense blackberry and cranberry scents, crushed rose petals and touches of slate. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, taut and quite linear with an effortless and precise finish that is a pure joy. You have the sense of a Château Margaux that is only beginning to show what it can do. Brilliant. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. -- Neal Martin
DC 95
Decanter, January 2012
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18.5 AG 19 SS 18.5 Run for many decades by Paul Pontallier, whose regime is backed by owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Margaux never seems to put a foot wrong. Nothing here is done by rote: each... Individual judge’s scores: SB 18.5 AG 19 SS 18.5 Run for many decades by Paul Pontallier, whose regime is backed by owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Margaux never seems to put a foot wrong. Nothing here is done by rote: each decision is carefully considered and the result is a truly classic wine that epitomises the elegance for which the Margaux appellation is renowned, without sacrificing the structure necessary for a wine intended to improve over many decades. This generous, intense, impeccably balanced 2009 will surely go the distance and take its place among the classic vintages from this historic estate. Stephen Brook: Splendid and generous blackberry and cassis nose. Slightly soft palate; this has an abundance of very ripe black fruits, and high concentration balanced by lively acidity. There’s a hint of overripeness but not enough to detract from the hedonistic pleasure of the wine. Has energy and length. Alun Griffiths: Powerful and attractive bouquet of ripe black fruit, with good commune typicity. Lovely layered density on the palate, good management of tannins, fine balance and a long finish. Excellent intensity and texture. Steven Spurrier: Very fine depth of cassis fruit with an added element of earthy richness. Wonderfully expressive of 2009, and yet all contained in an harmoniously rich whole. A big, warm wine with great depth and a very good future. - Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW, Steven Spurrier Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-margaux-bordeaux-france-2009-1505#7c2zuOh0ALZIj5JM.99
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2013
(17/20) Mid ruby. Very toasty oak. Smoke and blackcurrant, with the oak being the primary flavour at the moment. Very savoury on the finish, and pretty light on the mid-palate. Perfumed like Margaux. Well made structure... (17/20) Mid ruby. Very toasty oak. Smoke and blackcurrant, with the oak being the primary flavour at the moment. Very savoury on the finish, and pretty light on the mid-palate. Perfumed like Margaux. Well made structure, but heavily reliant on oak at this stage. (RH)
JJB 99
JJ Buckley, March 2010
A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. A mere 36% of the estate's production made it into the Grand Vin this year. Super concentrated it exhibits a dark but not `inky' red core with... A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. A mere 36% of the estate's production made it into the Grand Vin this year. Super concentrated it exhibits a dark but not `inky' red core with a substantially brighter red rim. Powerful nose of sweet mocha chocolate blueberry cassis and liquor followed by fresh bright raspberry crushed flowers and ripe red currant. It is so soft throughout showing both power and elegance. The tannins are ever present but round and velvety. This Margaux shows the purity of the vintage and the hallmark freshness that the best 09s possess. An absolutely stunning wine from start to finish .
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

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.