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Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, Margaux, 2006


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Margaux
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Margaux
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, Margaux, 2006

7 cases
Equiv. £375.00 per bottle

Tasting Note:

The 2006 Margaux is a remarkable example in a number of ways, both in its fidelity to the course held by Paul Pontallier since his arrival at the estate almost 30 years ago, as well as in the distinguishing features that set it apart from every other wine he has made here. To begin with it contains an astonishing 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance of Merlot, and this gives the wine a more masculine character than normal. Analytically however, the 2006 varies little from great, Merlot-enriched vintages such as 2000 and 1996, with acidity, alcohol and IPT all falling comfortably within Pontallier’s chosen parameters. And in its character, this is a true Château Margaux, with purity, complexity, suppleness, layered depth and great charm. There are cool blackcurrants and wild damsons, blueberries and sloes, cedar, tobacco and vanilla; mouth-puckering freshness, fine minerals and elegant tannins. The extra structure that comes from the high Cabernet content is well accommodated by ripe fruit, which is opulent and plentiful. Only 36% of the crop will be designated Grand Vin.

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