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Chateau Margaux 2005

Your Price: $745.00

Producer: Chateau Margaux
Optimum drinking: 2020-2045
Rating: 100 James Suckling
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%
Winemaker: Paul Pontallier
Appellation: A.O.C. Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Chateau Margaux's 2005 was one of the stars of a great Bordeaux vintage.

Chateau Margaux is one of Bordeaux's most strikingly elegant châteaux. Yet, despite its status, Margaux has a wonderful family feel, lacking the pretension and snobbery that enshrouds other elite Bordeaux châteaux. And Margaux's engaging personality is reflected in its wines - renowned for being rich and opulent.

The key behind Margaux's approach is the partnership between owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos and her team, from the vineyard workers right through to the management.

"A lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already.” Robert Parker

"Incredible complexity of aromas, from wild raspberries to flowers and fresh mushrooms. Violets, currants. Love it. Full-bodied, with ultra refined tannins. Long, long finish. It lasts for minutes on the palate. A wine with classic beauty.” James Suckling

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

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