Château Margaux 2009
“Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy frame with lovely freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a very long, mineral-laced finish.” robertparker.com
Château 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 owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos and long-standing winemaker Paul Pontallier who have led Margaux out of Bordeaux's 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.
“The 2009 Château Margaux is deep garnet in color and features wonderfully fragrant minted cassis, lilacs, Black Forest cake and oolong tea scents with touches of pencil shavings and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy frame with lovely freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a very long, mineral-laced finish.” robertparker.com