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BORDEAUX - Margaux


Margaux - Listed by CHATEAU/Vintage

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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com

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Price per
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including
VAT

Tasting
Score/Notes
Best Drinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 75cl

CHATEAU BELLE VUE
Haut Medoc

RP
- This over-achieving cru bourgeois in Haut-Medoc has turned in its finest wine to date, an unfined cuvee made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, created by the late proprietor Vincent Mulliez, who died suddenly last year. Sadly, this was his best effort. Notes of blackberries, black currants, licorice and a hint of toasty oak jump from the glass of this is a  medium to full-bodied, well-endowed, impressively pure and textured wine.  

2009 £24.00 RP91
2012-25
23 75cl

CANTEMERLE
Haut Medoc

RP
- With a dense, ruby/purple colour, low acidity, ripe tannin and well above-average depth, this is really an elegant, cleanly made, pure style of wine, with floral notes, mixed with blueberry and black cherry. It’s medium bodied, with light tannin.

2012 £24.00 RP88
2015-27
10 75cl

BRANE-CANTENAC
Margaux


RP
- A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of liquorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years.

2009 £64.00 RP95
2015-30
 
7 75cl

BRANE-CANTENAC
Margaux


RP
- This stunning, evolved, dark plum/ruby-hued 2008 reveals aromas of forest floor, sweet black and red currants, licorice and roasted herbs. Classic, elegant and medium to full-bodied, it provides a sexy, complex, intellectual as well as hedonistic turn-on.

2008 £48.00 RP92
2011-26
 
1 75cl

CANTENAC-BROWN
Margaux


RP
- The 2012 Cantenac Brown, one of the most impressive Margaux I tasted, is the complete package – from the initial attack to the layered, rich finish. Dense ruby/purple-hued with notes of liquorice, mulberries, black currants, asphalt and spring flowers, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich effort does not reveal an excess of rusticity or astringency.

2012 £36.00 RP93
2015-28
 
20 75cl

CANTENAC-BROWN
Margaux


RP
- The greatest Cantenac Brown I have ever tasted, this monumental effort possesses enormous concentration, with loads of black and blue fruits intermixed with damp earth and forest floor. I have never seen a Cantenac Brown so seamless, so powerful, yet at the same time, so elegant and densely complex. They have certainly done something here that has not been accomplished over the last three decades I have been tasting this estate’s wines. Opaque purple in color and full-bodied, this big-time sleeper of the vintage merits serious attention for the first time in my professional career.

2009 £59.00 RP96
2010-40
 
110 75cl

CHATEAU CLARKE
Edmond de Rothschild
Listrac


Wine Spectator -
Sweet tobacco and blueberry aromas follow through to a full body, with a dense palate of ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Concentrated for the appellation. Well done.

2009 £32.00 WS93
2014-24
 
18 75cl

CHATEAU CLARKE
Edmond de Rothschild
Listrac


Wine Spectator -
Offers cool mineral and dark berry fruit, with hints of mint. Full-bodied, showing silky tannins and a solid core of fruit. Slightly lean, but balanced in the finish. Nicely crafted for the vintage.

2007 £29.00 WS87
2010-18

A Lovely Drinker - The Ladies love it!
15 75cl

BLASON D'ISSAN
Margaux

2nd Wine of Chateau D'Issan
The top wine currently sells for approx. £32 a bottle!
So this represents excellent value.

RP - A gorgeous second wine, the 2012 Blason d'Issan is beautifully sexy, soft, and creamy textured, with a dense purple color and attractive blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and camphor.
It is stunning, lush, sexy and very, very forward, an ideal second wine that reflects its appellation of origin but delivers gorgeous, even luxurious fruit levels.

2012 £20.00 RP90
2015-25
60 75cl

BLASON D'ISSAN
Margaux

2nd Wine of Chateau D'Issan
The top wine currently sells for approx. £58 a bottle!
So this represents excellent value.

Wine Spectator - A floral, perfumy style, with a range of red fruit—currant, cherry and raspberry—laced with pretty spice notes on the finish.

2010 £22.00 WS90
2013-25
14 75cl

D'ISSAN
Margaux


RP
- A complete, medium to full-bodied, exquisite Margaux from this medieval, moat-encircled, compellingly beautiful estate in the southern Medoc, D’Issan’s 2010 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The deep, gravelly soils mixed with clay have provided extraordinary aromatics. The yields were ridiculously low (22 hectolitres per hectare) and the wine tips the scaled at 13.7% natural alcohol. Production was small after the selection for the grand vin, and the result is a dense, purple-coloured wine with beautiful aromatics of spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries as well as hints of cassis, tar and charcoal. The wine is gorgeously pure, well-balanced, and soft enough to be approached in 4-5 years or cellared for 25-30.

2010 £65.00 RP95
2016-51
 
57 75cl

GISCOURS
Margaux


RP
-  The plump, rich and densely purple-coloured 2012 Giscours, has turned out very well in this vintage, offering loads of fruit. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it has a moderate finish, and is medium to full-bodied, with excellent liquorice and crème de cassis notes, and a broad, round, juicy mouthfeel.

2012 £34.00 RP90
2015-30
 
10 75cl

GISCOURS
Margaux


RP
- Dark plum/garnet, this elegant, medium to full-bodied, beguiling, seductive 2008 is a sleeper of the vintage. Round and silky-smooth with lovely black cherry and black currant fruit imbued with touches of smoke, herbs and earth.

2008 £51.00 RP90
2011-28
 
5 75cl

GISCOURS
Margaux

RP
- The deep plum/purple-coloured 2001 exhibits notes of melted liquorice, barbecue spices, violets, black currants, and a hint of blackberries. Medium-bodied and fleshy, with a cunning style that sneaks up on the palate, building in increments, this pure, rich, concentrated yet elegant, charming effort provides further evidence of this chateau’s strong rebound.

2001 £59.00 RP90
Now-2020

BIN END PRICE

 

20 37.5cl

GISCOURS
Margaux

RP
- Probably the finest Giscours made since the 1975, this black/purple-coloured 2000 offers up terrific notes of camphor, creosote, blackberry, and cassis jam intermixed with notions of smoke and earth. Spicy, with low acidity, a big, rich, fleshy, full-bodied palate, outstanding texture, and a long, pure finish, it is, to reiterate, one of the best Giscours produced over the last 25 years. A sleeper of the vintage, it is still available for a realistic price.

HALF-BOTTLES

2000 £48.00 RP92
Now-2022
36 75cl

MALESCOT-ST-EXUPERY
Margaux

RP - Another great wine in this vintage, the 2012 Malescot offers up tremendous level of black fruits, charcoal and intense, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sensational purity, low acidity and ripe tannins. It is full-bodied, stunning, multidimensional, and a compelling example of this vintage.

2012 £42.00 RP93
2017-30
7 75cl

ALTER EGO PALMER
Margaux


2nd Wine of Chateau Palmer
The top wine currently sells for approx. £160 a bottle! So this represents excellent value.

RP- Another brilliant example
from administrator Thomas Duroux and his team, the intense second wine, Palmer’s 2012 Alter Ego (51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot), offers up plenty of blackberry and crème de cassis notes along with some spring flowers, liquorice and subtle background oak. Opulently textured, full-bodied and stunning, this is an outrageously successful second wine to drink over the next 12-15 years.

2012 £48.00 RP93
2015-30
 
24 75cl

SEGLA
Margaux

2nd Wine of Rauzan-Segla
The top wine currently sells for approx. £56 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

RP -
The 2012 Ségla, the second wine of Rauzan-Ségla, is soft, fruity, dense ruby/purple, with some nice plum, blackcurrant and cherry fruit and well as hints of earth, liquorice and spice.
A strong effort for a second wine, this round and generous 2012 should drink well for 12-15 years.

2012 £32.00 RP89
2015-30

Great Value!

24 75cl

SEGLA
Margaux

2nd Wine of Rauzan-Segla
The top wine currently sells for approx. £110 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

Wine Spectator -
Solid, with a note of baker's chocolate melding quickly into a core of warm plum and blackberry confiture.
Firms up nicely on the finish, with tobacco and warm stone notes
. Direct and well-built.

HALF-BOTTLES

2010 £32.00 WS90
2014-25

Great Value!

6 37.5cl

SEGLA
Margaux

2nd Wine of Rauzan-Segla
The top wine currently sells for approx. £110 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

Wine Spectator -
Solid, with a note of baker's chocolate melding quickly into a core of warm plum and blackberry confiture.
Firms up nicely on the finish, with tobacco and warm stone notes
. Direct and well-built.

HALF-BOTTLES

2010 £18.00 WS90
2014-25

Great Value!

11 75cl

CHATEAU RAUZAN-SEGLA
Margaux

RP
- The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla (54.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is a classic Rauzan-Ségla, still relatively backward and tannic, but concentrated and extremely promising. Dense blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit along with some liquorice, vanilla, foresty notes and spice are all present in this full-bodied yet structured and big, beefy style of Rauzan-Ségla . It may turn out to be somewhat atypical for this château in its size and masculine structure, but this is impressive wine, and one of the great successes of the vintage.

2012 £56.00 RP94+
2022-52
23 75cl

CHATEAU RAUZAN-SEGLA
Margaux

RP
- To reiterate, the 2010 Rauzan Segla is like a super-duper version of the 1986. Displaying fabulous density, an inky purple color and a superb nose of forest floor with a hint of menthol as well as loads of crème de cassis, mocha and touches of chocolate and subtle oak, this full-bodied, deep, concentrated wine represents only 45% of the estate’s production. It is certainly not for those who can’t wait a few years for it to round into shape, as I suspect it needs at least 5-8 years of bottle-age, but it should last for half a century or more.

2010 £110.00 RP96
2018-43
36 75cl

CHATEAU SOCIANDO-MALLET
Haut Medoc

RP
- Once again proprietor Jean Gautreau has hit pay dirt with a beautiful blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Wonderfully sweet, ripe tannins seem to be a rule of thumb from this great terroir just to the north of St.-Estèphe’s Château Montrose.
A beautiful deep ruby/purple colour, decent acidity, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning fruit put this wine right in the midst of the best classified crus from the Médoc, yet it has never been classified. Go figure.

2012 £32.00 RP90
2015-30
           
12 75cl

The Winemakers Collection No.4
by Stephane Derenoncourt
Haut Medoc

RP - Stephane Derenoncourt’s Cuvee Numero 4 is a more forward style with velvety tannins, and sweet black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with subtle smoke and liquorice. This well-made, medium to full-bodied effort should drink gorgeously well young, yet evolve for 10-15 years.

2008 £24.00 RP92
2009-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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