Ch Margaux 2021
1er Grand Cru Classé
€ 598.95/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 94-96/100
The 2021 Château Margaux, aged in 100% new oak as usual, is clean and
precise on the nose, much more discrete than the outgoing Pavillon Rouge
and unfolds like a temptress in the glass. Intense dark cherries, hints of
blueberry and trademark crushed violets then start to billow, all
exquisitely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth
veneer that does a good job disguising the structure underneath.
Surprisingly plush given the growing season, the concentration is very
impressive with no hard edges. It’s a very Margaux-like Château Margaux
insofar that it could not come from any other appéllation.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 95-97+/100
The 2021 Château Margaux is clearly one of the finest wines of the vintage. Offering up a deep bouquet of raspberries, wild blueberries and plums mingled with sweet spices, violets, licorice and hints of cigar box, it’s full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific depth at the core and beautifully refined, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, floral finish. Combining the vibrant flavors and moderate alcohol (13.1%) of a vintage of the last century with all the precision of the present in extraction and élevage, it is a timeless classic; and lest that be mistaken for a euphemism for a lack of concentration, note that the wine is analytically as high in polyphenols as the brilliant 2019. Representing only 36% of the estate’s production, the 2021 is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.