Château Margaux 2010
"This was phenomenal from barrel and remains so. The aromas are spellbinding. The texture is so beautiful." James Suckling
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot|
Château Margaux 2010 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden cases.
Château Margaux is one of Bordeaux's most strikingly elegant châteaux, approached by a grand tree-lined avenue. Yet, despite the estate's Bordeaux premier cru status, Margaux has a wonderful family feel, lacking the pretension and snobbery that enshrouds other elite Bordeaux châteaux - a highlight of our annual tasting visits - and we always receive a genuinely warm and friendly welcome. And Margaux's engaging personality is reflected in its fine red wines - renowned for being rich and opulent.
The key behind Margaux's approach has been owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos who (together with the late director Paul Pontallier) has led Margaux 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. Philippe Bascaules was appointed director in 2016.
"The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years." Robert Parker
"This was phenomenal from barrel and remains so. The aromas are spellbinding. It smells like a bouquet of pink roses and then goes to currants, berries and citrus. Full body, with wonderfully refined tannins. It starts discretely and then grows to different levels and dimensions like a slow but big high tide. The texture is so beautiful." James Suckling