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    1 411
  • Producer ranking ?

    89
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
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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 tan...

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Wine Information

The wine while very light and elegant in its youth, did not seem to be a wine for aging. How wrong we were. When we tasted it in 2011, its youth and complexity were remarkable. The wine is powerful, balanced with incredible length. What a Château Margaux! A true wonder (2019)

The comments of the time were, "rain right throughout the harvest, except the first two and last two days. Perfectly healthy grapes, if wet." (The picking began 21st S...

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Vintage 1905

Bordeaux: Harvest from September 14th. Abundant crop of average quality – the wines were elegant rather than tannic, but very enjoyable. Rain during harvest meant initialy high hopes for the vintage were tempered. Fraud was affecting the wines of Bordeaux, with Nathaniel Johnston, president of the Syndicate des Grands Crus Classés du Médoc reporting that a wine grower in southern France was labelling his wines ‘Médauc’ in an attempt to pass th...

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We started with the ’05 Margaux, the 1905 Margaux, from the Vanderbilt cellar, per The Big Ticket. I had this bottle with him once before, and it was spectacular. This bottle was a bit musty with aromas of tabasco, old book and cobwebs. It had a tender palate with light cigar and citrus flavors but was still long with nice acidity. There were light soda flavors and some nice freshness to this very good wine. The last one I had a few years ago was much more impressive, but at 108 years old, I had to give it the credit it was due (92).
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