Château Margaux, 2005

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Château Margaux, 2005

Margaux, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Paul Pontallier Optimum Drinking: 2020-2050 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101310
Estate Notes

Château Margaux 2005 comes from an excellent Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden cases.

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.


"The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), 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, but promises to be better in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years." Robert Parker

"From the moment it is opened, the 2005 Margaux takes things to another level. The bouquet alone is breathtaking in its beauty. Bright, delineated but also explosive, the 2005 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The flavors are vibrant and focused, with gorgeous lift and precision. The 2005 is a riveting, aristocratic Margaux that will drink well for several decades. Today the flavors are still remarkably youthful. The wine drinks well because of its magnificent balance, but readers who prefer more aromatic and flavor complexity will want to wait for at least another five years. No matter how you look at it, the 2005 Margaux is pure magic." Stephen Tanzer