A powerful and weighty wine, even from the lighter 2002 vintage. Château Margaux’s white is made with the same attention to detail as the reds, balancing fresh acidity, richness, layers of wood and great sophistication. It will age over 5–10 years.
90—92 Barrel sample. This is one of the best Pavillon Blancs for years, a sign of the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc in 2006. It combines tropical richness and denseness (it is 15% alcohol) with pink grapefruit acidity – a great mix which works well here.
90-92 Barrel sample. Because of the high proportion of Merlot this is an opulent, sweet and ripe wine, more new world than Margaux. It's less of a second wine than a beautifully polished wine in its own right.
The second wine of Château Margaux is certainly as good as many crus bourgeois. This vintage is ripe and elegant. For fruit that is so ripe what is fascinating is the way the wine finishes with acidity and a great lift. Delicious in three to five years. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.
Delicate and elegant wine, with smoky fruit, ripe but freshened with a tight layer of acidity. It has delicious black currant juice flavors, but the texture remains light and the tannins soft.