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2010 Château Margaux Château Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux, France

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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appelation Margaux
Producer Château Margaux
Vintage 2010
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 13.0%

99 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (February 2013)

The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc.

Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2015 1x300cl OWC £5,000.00 In Bond View
2015 1x600cl OWC £15,000.00 In Bond View