Margaux 2011

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Product Details

Vintage
2011
Colour
Red
Appellation
Margaux

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Tasting Notes and Scores

BI
94-97

It feels dangerous to use too much hyperbole in a good-but-not-great vintage, but as with the Latour, the Margaux has really thrived in 2011. Probably the best tannins we've encountered so far which are just so, so supple and creep up gently on the drinker- a real 'silken glove'. Compared to the great Margaux of the last 20 years this may be on the light side but honestly, as classic claret goes, this is wonderful. Balance, freshness, power, elegance, sweet fruit, longevity- it really has it all. However, they are massively down on yields.

Wine Advocate
93

The renowned Chateau Margaux’s 2011 boasts a dark ruby/plum color as well as a fragrant perfume of spring flowers, sweet, supple, well-integrated tannins, medium body, and the elegance and nobility expected from a great first-growth. Although it is not as powerful or concentrated as the 2009 or 2010 (no 2011s are), it possesses finesse, elegance, purity and suppleness. The wine is surprisingly approachable already yet should keep for 15-20 years. 93 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #212, April 2014)

Neal Martin
93-95

Representing 38% of the crop, the Grand Vin is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Harvest began 5th September with the earlier ripening Merlot and finished around the 20th. It has a very strict bouquet, very linear, a no-frills aromatic profile that delivers straight to the senses minerality, with touches of graphite and cedar from the intense Cabernet. The palate is medium-bodied with a more understated entry. The Cabernet is very pure right from the outset with blackberry, graphite, a saline tincture and a touch of black olive. It has a fine framework of taut tannins, beautifully composed as usual, with a finish that unlike 2009 or 2010, is very precise and linear, finishing off dry and abruptly. There is not a great long tail on the finish, but that would not suit this style of Margaux, one that is more masculine in style. – eRobertParker.com, May 2012

Michael Schuster
93-94

[86CS/10M/2CF/2PV] Beautiful, fragrant, subtly mineral nose, lingering, delicately fruity, subtly gravelly; very refined lively, linear, wine of moderate fruit concentration as such, but a great concentration of aromas; a particularly refined, dry tannin; a delicate, freshly sweet flavour, very gravel infused, a long, dry, subtle flavour, discreet, gently sapid, very ‘margaux’, just lacking a point in sweetness, but not mean, and with great aromatic length, an echo of the beautiful nose. Will be a wine to linger over and admire rather than be seduced by early in its life. 2025-40+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2012]

Wine Spectator
94

This has a restrained core of steeped plum, blackberry and anise, studded with tobacco and roasted cedar notes. The structure is silky but persistent, with an almost-succulent feel through the finish, while warm bergamot, singed cedar, vanilla and sanguine hints define the finish. Discreet today, but shows the balance and precision to unfold slowly with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2030. – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

James Suckling
91

This is firm and tight with blueberry, wet earth and spice. Medium to full body and a medium finish. Needs to open. – jamessuckling.com, Nov 2015

Jancis Robinson
17/20

Bright dark crimson. Oaky/toasty sweetness on the nose initially. Gentle and juicy, a little lacking in freshness but really rather mellow and long on the finish. Drink: 2018-2032 – Julia Harding (jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2015)

Wine Lister
933

Quality 889 | Brand 998 | Economics 918 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 12 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2011 vintage, which averages 8 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 44 of the world's top wine lists, including Lung King Heen Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,675 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 112,956 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017