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    146
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Slow Cooked Short Ribs

The Story

Since the 17th Century, the first wine of Château Margaux has been recognised as being one of the greatest wines in the entire world. It owes its unique qualities to the genius of its terroir as well as to the passionate work of a succession of generations. It’s a remarkable wine that comes from a combination of characteristics that are only rarely found: finesse, elegance, complexity, density, intensity, length and freshness. Although its tannic concentration may be exceptional, it’s rare to detect astringency.  

The great vintages are distinguished by their formidable ability to move us. The lesser vintages give pleasure to wise enthusiasts. They offer the advantage of evolving very rapidly and, reveal, after a few years, instead of power, this subtlety that is the prerogative of great terroirs.  Château Margaux has an extraordinary ability to evolve. Over the years, it has developed a finesse, an aromatic complexity and a remarkable presence on the palate.

Château Margaux has sought to achieve excellence in its wines for over 400 years now through painstaking and necessarily long studies of its terroir, through a constant desire to learn and innovate, by remaining sensitive to demanding markets, and above all through a passionate commitment that has been shared by the families that have succeeded each other at the estate. At the end of the 17th century, it became part of the nascent elite “First Growths” – long before being established officially by the Classification of 1855. Since then, Château Margaux has known fame and fortune, seeing by experience how ephemeral both are.

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Ruby. Floral, scented, red berries, anise, blueberries, some violets, nuanced, delicate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, anise, playful and nuanced, blueberries, spices, long. 96-98

  • 97p

Medium deep crimson colour. Attractive red plum, strawberry, vanilla spice aromas with flowery herb garden notes. Silky textured supple wine with raspberry, strawberry cassis pastille flavours, looseknit lacy textures and mocha vanilla oak notes. Finishes chalky dense and minerally fresh and long. Very good. Tasted at Ch Margaux. 96 points

  • 96p

A very severe selection allowed only 28% of the total harvest to enter the Grand Vin. Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very precise nose, slightly closed, with fabulous fruit, blackcurrants, sweet elderberries, hints of blackerries and mulberries in the background. With some oxygen releasing discreet toasting aroma, hints of minerality, gingerbread spices and hints of chocolate. On the palate well structured with very concentrated yet elegant and silky tannins, a very rich and complex wine with dense character, impressing freshness and fabulous length. A future icon wine for Château Margaux. 99

  • 99p

Information

Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Margaux 2016  ( Château Margaux )

Ruby. Floral, scented, red berries, anise, blueberries, some violets, nuanced, delicate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, anise, playful and nuanced, blueberries, spices, long. 96-98

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Margaux 2016  ( Château Margaux )

Medium deep crimson colour. Attractive red plum, strawberry, vanilla spice aromas with flowery herb garden notes. Silky textured supple wine with raspberry, strawberry cassis pastille flavours, looseknit lacy textures and mocha vanilla oak notes. Finishes chalky dense and minerally fresh and long. Very good. Tasted at Ch Margaux. 96 points

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Margaux 2016  ( Château Margaux )

A very severe selection allowed only 28% of the total harvest to enter the Grand Vin. Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very precise nose, slightly closed, with fabulous fruit, blackcurrants, sweet elderberries, hints of blackerries and mulberries in the background. With some oxygen releasing discreet toasting aroma, hints of minerality, gingerbread spices and hints of chocolate. On the palate well structured with very concentrated yet elegant and silky tannins, a very rich and complex wine with dense character, impressing freshness and fabulous length. A future icon wine for Château Margaux. 99

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