2011 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WS 96
  • WE 96
  • IWC 95
  • NM 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 93

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2011

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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.

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Margaux, Chateau

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.