Château Margaux 2009 Barrel sample Red (Margaux)
95-97 Barrel sample. A beautiful wine, great elegance, delicacy and charm. The balance is perfect, with the freshest black currant character. At the center are dry tannins and solid texture.
Château Margaux 2008 Red (Margaux)
Definite richness alongside classic elegance. It’s a stylish wine, the fruit integrated into a beautiful structure. It’s not all refinement, because there is also a weight to the black plum skin and dark berry character. A wine that will age over many decades.
Château Margaux 2006 Barrel sample Red (Margaux)
94-96 Barrel Sample A year in which Château Margaux had a much higher percentage (90%) than usual of Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a wine that is pure fruit, very juicy, packed with black currants. It is surprisingly soft even for the usually elegant Margaux, a vintage that will develop relatively fast over 10 years.
Château Margaux 2008 Barrel sample Red (Margaux)
94-96 Barrel sample. A dense wine, but without huge power. It goes for the elegant side of Margaux, soft, beautiful. The black cherry fruits are lively, juicy, with extra fresh acidity. Not big, but definitely elegant.
Château Margaux 2011 Barrel sample Red (Margaux)
94-96. Barrel sample. 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.
Château Margaux 2012 Barrel sample Red (Margaux)
94–96. Barrel sample. A surprisingly fresh Margaux considering that it’s dominated by 87% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense tannins, black fruits and tight acidity combine to present a wine that shows, for a Château Margaux, medium-term potential.
Château Margaux 2006 Red (Margaux)
This is not a big Château Margaux, its style showing more elegance and discretion. The tannins are soft, although producing a dense web that lies underneath the black currant and plum fruit flavors. It is a wine that envelops the mouth, an edge of firmness over velvet fruit textures. The wine floats away slowly on the close.