Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé – 2009

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Appellation

Margaux

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 14/03/2019
Drink: 2023-2070
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2012-2047


A brilliant offering from the Mentzelopoulos family, once again their gifted manager, Paul Pontallier, has produced an uncommonly concentrated, powerful 2009 Chateau Margaux made from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. As with most Medocs, the alcohol here is actually lower (a modest 13.3%) than most of...

...its siblings-. Abundant blueberry, cassis and acacia flower as well as hints of charcoal and forest floor aromas that are almost Burgundian in their complexity are followed by a wine displaying sweet, well-integrated tannins as well as a certain ethereal lightness despite the wine-s overall size. Rich, round, generous and unusually approachable for such a young Margaux, this 2009 should drink well for 30-35+ years.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink: 2010-2110


Thirty-five percent of the crop went into the 2009 Chateau Margaux, composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The alcohol level of 13.3% is high, but not excessively so. A wine such as this is like the quintessence of terroir. A super, uber-concentrated perfume of creme de cassis and flowers cascades across the palate with a...

...lightness of being despite massive concentration, a sumptuous personality, and an unctuous texture. I have never tasted a Chateau Margaux quite like this. It should be relatively drinkable at an early age, yet will last for 50-100 years. Oh my! (Tasted once.) Paul Pontallier told me they had never had such levels of concentration and tannin as they did in 2009, exceeding anything they ever produced since the Mentzelopoulos family purchased this property in 1978. Pontallier believes 1996 is the closest stylistically, but 2009 is significantly more concentrated than that vintage. I do not disagree because tasting the second wine, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, demonstrates that the 2009 is far superior to almost every Chateau Margaux made in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, except for the 1961 and 1953.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 14/02/2019
Drink: 2020-2055


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Profile

Area under vines: 87 hectares
Soils: clay-limestone and gravel
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 150,000 bottles a year
Ageing: 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
  • Merlot 20%
  • Petit Verdot 3%
  • Cabernet Franc 2%

Second wine: Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux
  • Average Annual Production: 200,000 Bottles
  • Ageing: 6 to 8 months in new oak barrels
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 52%
    • Merlot 38%
    • Cabernet Franc 10%

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Contact details

Name

Chateau Margaux

Address

Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Medoc, France

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1x75cl DP £ 550
12x75cl IB £ 5,650 £ 6,400 £ 4,800
6x75cl DP £ 3,175
6x75cl IB £ 3,050

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