Château Margaux 2010

Chateaux Margaux 2010 is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing it with exceptional aromatic finesse, restrained power and subtle freshness. This vintage is sheer magic - think classic, with a twist. Classic, thanks to its purity, finesse and soft and refreshing finish. Add to these qualities an astonishing aromatic complexity and outstanding power and the result is an exceptional year. Technology and rigorous selection make it a "modern" win
Parker : 99 / 100
J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years.
BordeauxMargaux
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
17,5

J. Suckling
100

R. Gabriel
20

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Château Margaux

Classification
1er cru classe

Parker
99

Allergens
Contains sulphites