Grape: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Tasting notes: The color is opaque ruby/purple. The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish.
About the winery: Chateau Margaux is one of those legendary Grands Crus that have been fundamental in the establishment of Bordeaux's reputation, and more particularly the reputation of the Left Bank, in the Medoc region. Since the twelfth century this property has been known as the "Mothe de Margaux" since the Medoc is home to a landscape without relief. At the end of the 17th century, Chateau Margaux occupied the same land it still occupies today: 262 hectares, one third of which is dedicated to the cultivation of the vine. A landmark period for Margaux, known as the estate's "golden age" began with the recognition of the Grand Cru abroad, thanks to the influence of the English and Dutch. From then on, its reputation was confirmed when the estate obtained the title of "Premier Grand Cru Classe" in the official classification of 1855. Margaux was the only one of the four chateaux present to obtain a score of twenty out of twenty. Following in her father's footsteps after his untimely death, Corinne Mentzelopoulos took control of the family business, injecting her own energy and passion into the Chateau Margaux estate, which has become a Bordeaux masterpiece, recognised far and wide for its neo-Palladian style. As a result of the extremely close attention paid to the wines by Corinne Mentzelopoulos and her team, vintage after vintage, Chateau Margaux wines consistently stand out among the best in the world.