Chateau Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classé Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2001
Grapes: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, gravel over chalky/clay soils, aged around 2 years in new French oak
Chateau Tasting Note:
The 2001 Château Margaux clearly confirms its status as a very fine vintage. It can be likened to the 99, both by its great aromatic finesse and its tannic texture, which is so tender and harmonious. What more can we find to say about the sheer pleasure we are already experiencing, drinking these two wines? We are convinced that this early development of the wine, simply the result of perfect ripeness in the grapes, will bring us many years of drinking pleasure. We can therefore drink the 2001 quite early and enjoy the freshness and purity of the fruit (why resist the temptation?) or for those of us who prefer to wait, it can be laid down 10 to 15 years to allow the finesse of the bouquet to develop as the wine matures. While many aspects of the wine will develop, its balance, though, will remain. (October 2018)
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"Mid ruby. Great depth and richness and complexity – and yet this manages to be racy and delicate too. Real lift and freshness – thoroughbred stuff. The hedonistic fruit cunningly disguises what is still a heavy charge of tannin. Great persistence. A haunting wine."
18.5/20 points, Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, March 2012
"The 2001 Chateau Margaux continues to evolve in impressive fashion. The nose feels sensual, veering towards red rather than black fruit, with disarming purity and perhaps showing more floral/violet character than the 1999. Both display tremendous precision and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied, edgy and tensile with crisp acidity, so fresh and vital in the mouth. Tasted next to the 1996 Château Margaux, it is clear to see that the 2001 is several steps behind, yet the way it fans out with such confidence and brio on the finish assures that this has a prosperous future."
94/100 points, Neal Martin, WINE ADVOCATE, October 2016
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
- Drinking well now
- Influence of Oak: