1er grand cru classé
Château Margaux was borned between the 16th and the 17th century and became one of the first growth of Medoc. Owned by the Mentzelopoulos family since 1977, the Château is directed today by Corinne Mentzelopoulos. It never stops to progress, between the commercialisation, in 2013, of a third wine in order to improve further the quality of the first and second wines, the large number of trials that have been carried out over the last ten years, by the Research and Development department, in particular the observation of the response of the vines and the wine to biodynamics, and the establishment of an authentication system for the bottles. Its exceptional terroir underline its unique position of being the First Growth classified in 1855.
Covers 262 Ha
75 % cabernet sauvignon, 20 % merlot, 3 % petit Verdot, 2 % cabernet franc
In the barrels of about 2 years
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
“…It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth…something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s.” – Wine Advocate
With the deep dark colour, this wine seduce us with the distinction and fraishness on the nose, with the roasting aromas, pepper and black cherry on the nose. Tha palate reveals the soft tannins with the woody finish. Very elegant.
“The 2006 Château Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the glass, but it never strives for the opulence of say the 2006 Château Palmer. The palate is very well balanced with fine and quite firm tannin in the mouth. This seems to be approaching its plateau after a decade. While not a powerful or ostentatious Château Margaux, it epitomizes understatement and refinement in a similar vein to Lafite-Rothschild. It is only after the wine has been swallowed that you appreciate its qualities and you feel urged to go back for another sip.” – Wine Advocate