Bordeaux 2017 - Chateau Margaux, Figeac, Pavie, Angelus and La Conseillante

Bordeaux 2017 - Chateau Margaux, Figeac, Pavie, Angelus and La Conseillante
There is only one contender for top billing today – it has to be the quite ravishing Chateau Margaux. It was for us the most refined First Growth, a truly ethereal wine with all the very best characteristics of Margaux: wonderful perfume, exquisite detail, concealed power and a glorious finish that reveals an astonishing array of nuances. It is unmistakably Chateau Margaux, and we fell head-over-heels for it. We also adored the Pavillon Rouge, but alas, selection was stricter than ever, so allocations are absolutely miniscule – please enquire with your account manager if you would like an allocation.

Second billing goes to one of the rising stars of St Emilion, Chateau Figeac. Under the supervision of Frederic Faye, this chateau is firmly back on the map, producing staggeringly good wines. We love the style here – there is something quite unique about Figeac with its stony terroir and abundance of Cabernet vines. The frosts have affected the yields quite dramatically, but the quality is quite superb.

Other notable released today include the high flying Angelus and Pavie as well as a resurgent La Conseillante.