2011 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
2011 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Blend
  • WE 96
  • WS 96
  • VN 95
  • WE 95
  • NM 95
  • JL 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • VN 91

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In Stock: 5 btls
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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
Dry with a firm core of dark tannins and solid fruits. It is packed with tannins showing tight acidity as well as a forward black-currant flavor. It dances with the appellation's classic lightness. R.V.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2014
This has a restrained core of steeped plum, blackberry and anise, studded with tobacco and roasted cedar notes. The structure is silky but persistent, with an almost-succulent feel through the finish, while warm bergamot...   This has a restrained core of steeped plum, blackberry and anise, studded with tobacco and roasted cedar notes. The structure is silky but persistent, with an almost-succulent feel through the finish, while warm bergamot, singed cedar, vanilla and sanguine hints define the finish. Discreet today, but shows the balance and precision to unfold slowly with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030. — JM  
VN 95
Vinous, May 2012
Deep purple. Enticing aromas of plum cassis and minerals. Silky but laid-back with suave flavors of sweet spices herbs smoke and blackcurrant. This firmly built very pure wine finishes with smooth ripe tannins and...   Deep purple. Enticing aromas of plum cassis and minerals. Silky but laid-back with suave flavors of sweet spices herbs smoke and blackcurrant. This firmly built very pure wine finishes with smooth ripe tannins and outstanding length. A very successful Chateau Margaux and one of the best wines of the vintage.  
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
A solidly structured wine, it is both elegant and intensely powerful. It is disclosing its fruitiness slowly, at the moment dense and concentrated. A restrained edge provides complexity and balance. It will need aging, so...   A solidly structured wine, it is both elegant and intensely powerful. It is disclosing its fruitiness slowly, at the moment dense and concentrated. A restrained edge provides complexity and balance. It will need aging, so don’t drink before 2022.  
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM93-95 points) Representing 38% of the crop the Grand Vin is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Harvest began 5th September with the earlier ripening Merlot and finished...   (NM93-95 points) Representing 38% of the crop the Grand Vin is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Harvest began 5th September with the earlier ripening Merlot and finished around the 20th. It has a very strict bouquet very linear a no-frills aromatic profile that delivers straight to the senses minerality with touches of graphite and cedar from the intense Cabernet. The palate is medium-bodied with a more understated entry. The Cabernet is very pure right from the outset with blackberry graphite a saline tincture and a touch of black olive. It has a fine framework of taut tannins beautifully composed as usual with a finish that unlike 2009 or 2010 is very precise and linear finishing off dry and abruptly. There is not a great long tail on the finish but that would not suit this style of Margaux one that is more masculine in style.  
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2012
(94-95 points) Blending 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, along with equal parts Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the wine is ruby in color. With delicate, complicated scents of violets, mocha, smoke, truffle...   (94-95 points) Blending 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, along with equal parts Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the wine is ruby in color. With delicate, complicated scents of violets, mocha, smoke, truffle, blackberry, cassis and an array of spices, the wine is soft, refined and elegant. It’s lacking the volume and darker berries found in the 2010 or 2009. Yet this is a very suave, fresh, pure, cassis-filled Margaux. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Ch%C3%A2teau%20Margaux  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, March 2014
This has a restrained core of steeped plum, blackberry and anise, studded with tobacco and roasted cedar notes. The structure is silky but persistent, with an almost-succulent feel through the finish, while warm bergamot...   This has a restrained core of steeped plum, blackberry and anise, studded with tobacco and roasted cedar notes. The structure is silky but persistent, with an almost-succulent feel through the finish, while warm bergamot, singed cedar, vanilla and sanguine hints define the finish. Discreet today, but shows the balance and precision to unfold slowly with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030.  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, January 2014
Fabulous aromas of flowers with hints of strawberries and currants. Extremely aromatic. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a racy finish. It is very finely structured but chewy and austere. I like the tension to...   Fabulous aromas of flowers with hints of strawberries and currants. Extremely aromatic. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a racy finish. It is very finely structured but chewy and austere. I like the tension to this. Try in 2018.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The renowned Chateau Margaux’s 2011 boasts a dark ruby/plum color as well as a fragrant perfume of spring flowers, sweet, supple, well-integrated tannins, medium body, and the elegance and nobility expected from a great...   The renowned Chateau Margaux’s 2011 boasts a dark ruby/plum color as well as a fragrant perfume of spring flowers, sweet, supple, well-integrated tannins, medium body, and the elegance and nobility expected from a great first-growth. Although it is not as powerful or concentrated as the 2009 or 2010 (no 2011s are), it possesses finesse, elegance, purity and suppleness. The wine is surprisingly approachable already yet should keep for 15-20 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.  
VN 91
Vinous, July 2014
91+ Deep ruby. Aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry, herbs and licorice. Spicy and taut, with dark fruit and herb flavors offering decent flesh and grip; seems to be shutting down. Finishes long and smooth: this really is...   91+ Deep ruby. Aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry, herbs and licorice. Spicy and taut, with dark fruit and herb flavors offering decent flesh and grip; seems to be shutting down. Finishes long and smooth: this really is a considerable step up from the Pavillon Rouge. I like this wine's tension but hope that it develops more sweetness of fruit and length with another five or six years in the cellar. - Ian D'Agata  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2011
Size 3L