2021 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JS 98 JL 98 WE 98 DC 97 JD 96 TWI 96 VN 96 JA 95 WA 95
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 97-98 points) A Margaux with beautiful depth and grace and wonderfully well-placed, refined tannins, showing presence and a soft texture. They caress your palate. Full-bodied, yet tight and extremely long. Seamless...
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 96-98 points) Deep garnet in color, the wine opens with lilacs, spice, black currants, tobacco leaf and a hint of cedar in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is elegant, polished, silky, fresh and reserved in...
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, June 2022

(WE 96–98 points) The wine has richness but its main attraction is the balance between acidity and the light touch that gives the wine great freshness. The touch of Cabernet Franc in the blend brings its own perfumed...
DC 97

Decanter, April 2022

A dark nose, serious and a bit closed, though there is such complexity on the palate. You get the tannic feel in the mouth straight away, mouthfilling, ample, generous and chewy - these tannins have weight and density but...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

(96+ points) In the running for the wine of the vintage, the 2021 Château Margaux is stunning in its concentration, depth, purity, and length. Pure cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as graphite, ripe tobacco, and...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, April 2024

(96+ points) A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2021 Chateau Margaux has a pH of 3.65. This year the first wine is 36% of the total production. It has a deep...
VN 96

Vinous, February 2024

As I found out of barrel, the 2021 Château Margaux bides its time on the nose. At the moment, understandably, as it is just three months post-bottling, the new oak is quite prominent—more than, say, Mouton or Lafite. But...
JA 95

janeanson.com, January 2024

Full of vivid flavours, colour and aromatics, chiselled, energetic and beautifully balanced. Subtle gunsmoke, grilled cassis bud and saffran alongside fleshy blackberry and pomegranate. Clear austerity on the finish, with...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

(95+ points) The 2021 Château Margaux saw a traditional élevage in new barrels, with bottling in July, and as readers will remember, it's a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2021
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2021 Chateau Margaux is a Bordeaux Blend from the Margaux sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true masterpiece and one of the finest wines of the vintage. It exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of Chateau Margaux.

In the glass, the wine reveals a deep garnet color that is both alluring and inviting. On the nose, it offers a captivating bouquet of raspberries, wild blueberries, and plums, intertwined with sweet spices, violets, licorice, and hints of cigar box. This complex aroma profile is a testament to the wine's depth and multifaceted nature.

On the palate, the 2021 Chateau Margaux is full-bodied and layered, with a remarkable depth at its core. The beautifully refined, powdery tannins add structure and elegance to the wine, while the vibrant flavors enchant the taste buds. The moderate alcohol content of 13.1% harkens back to the vintages of the last century, combining with the precision of the present to create a timeless classic.

The blend is composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, perfectly showcasing the renowned Bordeaux varietals. The wine is a true reflection of the terroir, with the vineyards of Chateau Margaux contributing to its exceptional quality and character.

Critics have showered the 2021 Chateau Margaux with praise, with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarding it an impressive score of 97 points. They describe it as a wine that combines the vibrant flavors of a bygone era with the precision of the present, making it a true timeless classic. Other critics have also praised its purity, finesse, and balance, noting its incredible depth and grace.

This wine is a true gem in the world of Bordeaux blends, and it will only continue to improve with age. It is recommended to cellar this wine for at least five years before opening, allowing it to further develop its complexity and charm. When the time comes to enjoy it, pair the 2021 Chateau Margaux with hearty dishes like roasted lamb or filet mignon for an unforgettable dining experience.