Margaux 2012

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 1 cs £3,530.00 £3,750.00 1 cs TRADE SELL BUY
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Product Details

Vintage
2012
Colour
Red
Appellation
Margaux

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Tasting Notes and Scores

BI
93-95+

(87% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Merlot/2% Cabernet Franc/1% Petit Verdot)
Quite tight nose but lifted, floral - that Margaux perfume - just bursting to get out. Mouthfeel is so glossy and soft. Multidimensional, elegant and effortless fruit, gravel and the length is impressive. A beautifully made wine.

Wine Advocate
95

The 2012 Château Margaux is showing much differently from bottle than it did from cask. Seemingly much fuller and richer, it has a dense ruby/purple color, representing a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, as well as only 33% of their harvest. It possesses hints of spring flowers intermixed with blueberries, blackberries and cassis fruit, moderate tannin, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and a long, structured finish. This 2012 was charming, up-front and precociously styled from barrel, but in bottle it is more masculine, dense and rich. This wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep well for 25 or more years. This is a great effort from Château Margaux, and should handsomely repay those who buy it. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040. 95 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #218, April 2015)

Neal Martin
93-95

The 2012 Chateau Margaux, 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot was picked around September 25th with the early ripening Merlot and the heart of the harvest was in early October. Most of the harvest was in before the rains. It has a very fragrant bouquet with macerated dark cherries, minerals, cold stone, a touch of seaweed and a seam of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with superb tension on the entry. It is very focused with tensile tannins. There is not a huge a huge weight here – and it segues into a Pauillac like, edgy finish.– eRobertParker.com, May 2013

Michael Schuster
95-97

[90CS/10M/2CF/2PV] An intense Cabernet Sauvignon nose, ripe, floral, sweet cored and minerally; beautifully balanced, concentrated, wonderfully fresh and with plenty of firm yet superfine tannin, a striking combination of class, harmony, intensity and delicacy. Long, sweet cored, very mineral to taste with a First Growth’s clear mouthcoating character and the effortlessness of a great wine, at once intense and discreet and with great length of flavour and magnificent persistence. A beguilingly floral Margaux perfume, a quite lovely texture, and remarkable gentleness for such intensity. A great Château Margaux 2027-40+. 13%
-M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2013

Wine Spectator
95

Bay leaf and menthol hints lift a core of crushed plum and warm cherry confiture notes while the background fills steadily with black tea, singed alder and iron elements. Turns a little darker on the finish, with a coating of bittersweet cocoa powder and roasted vanilla bean accents, while the minerality stays buried for now. Remarkably dense and packed, yet refined. Needs some time to unwind. Best from 2018 through 2030. 10,833 cases made. – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2015)

James Suckling
94

Wonderful aromas of flowers such as roses, violets, strawberries and a hints of wet earth. Wet stones as well. Full to medium body, very firm tannins and a long, racy finish. Minerals and chalk on the aftertaste. Needs three to five years to soften. Better in 2020. – jamessuckling.com, Feb 2015

Jancis Robinson
18

Tasted blind. Real interest on the nose. Very charming and beautifully balanced. Great poise. More forward than some though. Massive fruit hides the pretty massive tannins. – jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2016

Wine Lister
975

Quality 965 | Brand 998 | Economics 957 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 17 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2012 vintage, which averages 9 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