2011 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 96
  • WE 96
  • NM 95
  • IWC 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2011 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This is succulent with an almost jammy cassis plum and black currant profile though that's quickly harnessed by riveting acidity on the finish which lets additional floral bay leaf tobacco and perfume notes play out... This is succulent with an almost jammy cassis plum and black currant profile though that's quickly harnessed by riveting acidity on the finish which lets additional floral bay leaf tobacco and perfume notes play out. There's very impressive range here already. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - 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.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
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... 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.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 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.
JS 94
James Suckling - 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 - 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.
JJB 98
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
86% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot 2% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc. Vines are planted in 82 hectares of gravel soil with pockets of sand gravel and limestone. The average vine age is 36 years. Gorgeous deep ruby... 86% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot 2% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc. Vines are planted in 82 hectares of gravel soil with pockets of sand gravel and limestone. The average vine age is 36 years. Gorgeous deep ruby color all the way through. The nose is outstanding with a perfumed array of violet rose petal strawberry blackberry and cassis. What an elegant yet powerful expression of Margaux here. Exceptionally soft and lush on the palate with layers of pretty red fruits followed by light chocolate and essence of rose petal. Already beautiful at this infant stage this is a serious wine to behold. This is the most accessible of all the First Growths. Simply exquisite. Enjoy from 2015-2030.