Château Margaux, 2000

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Château Margaux, 2000

Margaux, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 10% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Paul Pontallier Optimum Drinking: 2019-2050 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101309 Alcohol: 12.5% Label Quality: Purchased in original wooden cases.
Estate Notes

Château Margaux 2000 was purchased in its original wooden case and comes from a great Bordeaux vintage.

Corinne Mentzelopoulos owns and manages Margaux, although Corinne and her team prefer to feel that Margaux leads them. In truth, Corinne and her mother and father before her have led Margaux out of the doldrums both spiritually and in terms of quality, and there seems to be a remarkable team ethic and bond from the vineyard workers right through to the management team.

Despite the estate's premier cru status, it has a wonderful family feel, lacking pretension and snobbery, and is renowned for its seductive silky wines.

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


"...the 2000 has turned out to be a colossal example of Chateau Margaux that is tasting even better from bottle than it was from cask. Only 40% of the crop made it into this 2000 Margaux, a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Stylistically, it is somewhat of a hybrid between the succulent, opulent, fleshy 1990, and the more delineated, structured, cooler climate-tasting 1996. A tour de force in winemaking, many of my colleagues predicted, far earlier than me, that it would be the "wine of the vintage." It is certainly one of the wines of the vintage, but there is plenty of competition, even at this lofty level of quality. Absolutely awesome!" Robert Parker

"...the 2000 Chateau Margaux was a reminder of the peaks that the millennial vintage could reach. Noticeably deep in color, the bouquet rivets you to the seat with copious red berry fruit, clove and truffle, hints of cedar emerging with time. As the aromatics open and aerate, the fruit profile seems to darken and manifests blackcurrants and bilberries. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is immense depth and symmetry conveyed by this First Growth, quite masculine for the estate with a gentle but insistent grip. It is a brilliant wine that flirts with perfection." Neil Martin

"This continues to be a jaw-dropper, with beguiling lapsang souchong tea, singed sandalwood and fresh bay leaf aromas slowly wending along, while the core of pure cassis, raspberry reduction and warmed fig notes sits on a throne of perfectly embedded charcoal and tar-laced tannins. And with all the heft, there's a beautifully long iron note to give the finish cut and elegance. Just dreamy." Wine Spectator