Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, Margaux
Château Margaux

Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, Margaux


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
These wines are in stock and are available for delivery at your convenience.


1990

3x75cl

DP

£8,019.61


2001

12x75cl

DP

£5,918.46


2009

12x75cl

DP

£8,918.46


2018

6x75cl

DP

£3,379.22


Broking

Broking
These are wines from our broking list and have an average delivery window of 15 working days.


1982

12x75cl

DP

£10,200.00


1996

12x75cl

DP

£8,558.46


1996

12x75cl

DP

£8,040.00


1996

3x1.5L

DP

£4,159.22


2004

12x75cl

DP

£4,658.46


2005

12x75cl

DP

£7,478.46


2008

12x75cl

DP

£4,838.46


2012

6x75cl

DP

£2,539.22


2013

3x3L

DP

£4,358.46


2017

6x75cl

DP

£2,407.22


2019

6x75cl

DP

£2,911.22


2019

6x75cl

DP

£3,319.22


2019

6x75cl

DP

£3,487.22



Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, Margaux, 1982

1982

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé, Margaux, 1982
ABV:
13%
96/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

This bottle of 1982 Château Margaux was wonderful yet atypical. This has a heightened sense of brine on the nose that initially drew me towards an older vintage such as 1961. Yet the colour was clearly not as old as that, and it has more youthfulness than you would anticipate. Very complex, yet more reserved than expected, it just seems to “flow” on the palate. Very fine structure and perfect sapidity, yet this bottle seemed to hold something back. It is an occasion when I wonder if the 1983 Margaux had been juxtaposed, this would have come out second best, taking nothing away from its own virtues.
Date Reviewed:
09/2022

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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Château Margaux

Château Margaux

As one would expect from one of the Left Bank’s First Growths, the Grand Vin de Chateau Margaux is one of the most profound and most sought-after wines of Bordeaux. Recent vintages have reached new peaks, harnessing the natural power of the terroir with an extraordinary precision and texture. Few wines combine such haunting perfume, elegance and ethereal complexity.

The Mentzelopoulos family bought the estate from the Ginestet family in 1977. In an era of appalling vintages and economic depression in Bordeaux, Andre Mentzelopoulos invested in improving drainage, replanted vines, built a new barrel cellar and encouraged the use of a second label, Pavillon Rouge to improve quality. Sadly, Andre died in 1980 before the fruits of his labour were realised, but it was his vision and enterprise that laid the foundations for success. His daughter, Corrine along with the long-term general manager, Paul Pontallier continued the program of investment. Paul dedicated his working life to Chateau Margaux, restoring its reputation and pursuing excellence ceaselessly. His last vintage was the magnificent 2015, a fitting acknowledgement to his life and work.

There has been a general trend towards producing wines with very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It was Paul’s belief that the finest gravel croupes are best suited to Cabernet. Much of the Merlot that was utilized in the Grand Vin is now blended into the second label, Pavillon Rouge and a new third label (simply called Margaux). A 12 hectare vineyard further inland, planted with Sauvignon Blanc, is used to produce their excellent white wine, Pavillon Blanc. Alas, this tense, mineral infused cuvee is produced in miniscule quantities and is a rarity to our list.

Great as the wine of Chateau Margaux is, no introduction to this estate would be complete without mention of the magnificent Chateau, built by the Marquis de Colonilla and designed by Louis Combes. The Marquis allegedly had no real interest in wine, but his legacy is still enjoyed by everyone who visits. More recently, Sir Norman Foster and Partners designed a state-of-the-art winery, which blends seamlessly with its early 19th century surroundings.

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