Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux 2008

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Chateau Margaux, 1'eme Grand Cru Classé, Margaux, Bordeaux, 2008

Grapes: A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc & 1.5% Petit Verdot, 265ha estate with a third planted to vines, gravel over chalky clay soil, 18-26 months' ageing in new French oak barrels

Producer Tasting Note:

The 2008 is a very fine Château Margaux, it displays a nose of great finesse and purity, and it is as deep and charming as the 2004. What really amazes us is its power on the palate: we never expected such density, length and richness. The tannins are superb! They give the Château Margaux 2008 a very tight-grained texture, wonderful length, and a more classic personality than previously thought. Ideally, wait a few more years before starting to drink it. (October 2018)

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margaux's given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux."

94/100 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, May 2011.

"The nose is fruity, elegant and powerful. It reveals notes of blackberry, blackberry cream, cassis and slight notes of mocha, undergrowth associated with hints of truffle, (very) slight notes of clove as well as a toasted hint and discreet hints of spice. The mouth is fruity, juicy, round and offers a beautiful finesse, a nice suavity as well as a beautiful acid frame (on red fruits). On the palate, this wine expresses notes of blackberry cream, crunchy gariguette strawberry and slight hints of plum, blueberry combined with discreet touches of licorice, chocolate as well as slight touches of caramelized oak. Good length and persistence."

96-97/100 points, VertdeVin, January 2017

These bottles are from our Directors' Cellar and have been stored with us since purchase at release. 

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Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blend
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