A harmonious red wine from Margaux
Château Margaux is a 1er cru classified in 1855, produced in the appellation of Margaux. The 2013 blend was unusual compared to those of other years with the total absence of Merlot. Thus, the blend of this vintage contains 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
Upon tasting, you will note a nice bouquet emanating from the nose, with fragrances of black fruits, red fruits, laurel and cedar. On the palate, the Château Margaux 2013 appears to be medium-bodied, with tannins of great finesse that blend pleasantly with acidity. A harmonious and calm wine with a finish characterised by flavours of black pepper and mint, which persist in the aftertaste. To be consumed before 2028.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2013 Château Margaux has an attractive bouquet that compared to fellow recent vintages appears earthy in style (as it appeared in barrel), offering a mixture of black and red fruit, bay leaf and cedar. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes through strongly - no surprise given that there is 97% of the final blend! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a pleasing seam of acidity. It is not the greatest Château Margaux that the late Paul Pontallier ever made, but it is commendable for the vintage and there is a sense of harmony and composure towards the finish with hints of black pepper and mint lingering on the aftertaste. Enjoy this over the next 15 years, though I am not sure it has the substance to warrant maturation for a longer period.