Chateau Margaux   Margaux

2019 Margaux

By Chateau Margaux

2019 Margaux from Château Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux

Upon uncorking the 2019 Margaux from Château Margaux, one immediately surrenders to its vintage-specific enchantments. The year 2019 has been heralded as a standout season in the illustrious lands of Bordeaux, and such esteem is not misplaced, especially when one delves into the depths of this exquisite creation.

 

Unveiling a Vintage's Splendour

The 2019 growing season graced Bordeaux with a fortuitous alignment of weather patterns, resulting in grapes that bore the hallmarks of a classic vintage with modern finesse. This storied affair between nature and vintner is reflected splendidly in the glass.

Lending its pedigree to wise investors and connoisseurs alike, the 2019 Margaux from Château Margaux is a symphony of balance. Scents of dark cherries and violets pirouette on a stage of silken tannins, while undercurrents of restrained oak whisper tales of careful aging. The structure of this wine speaks to discerning craftsmanship - an embodiment of Château Margaux's dedication to sublime winemaking.

 

Investment Worthy: A Marquee Year for Collectors

A gem within an investor's portfolio, this wine stands out not merely as an expression of terroir but as a testament to an extraordinary year. The ripeness achieved by the fruit in 2019 hints at longevity and promises a steady ascension in complexity as it matures in the bottle. Discerning collectors take note; this vintage offers a rare convergence of immediacy and potential - a cornerstone for any collector flirting with perfection.

In summation, the character imbued within the tenebrous ruby swirls of the 2019 Margaux from Château Margaux casts an indelible impression upon the palate. It encapsulates an exceptional year where all climatic components conspired to elevate it beyond high expectations. A vintage that will undoubtedly be woven into the rich tapestry of Bordeaux's history, it is one that investors would be judicious to secure for their cellars and portfolios alike.

Market price (CAD)

$9,170.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

306.11

Scores and tasting notes

97-100

The 2019 Château Margaux is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, accounting for 37% of the crop. The alcohol came in at 13.9%, the IPT was 75, and the pH was 3.66. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose begins with intense scents of crushed blackberries, warm cassis and plum preserves before fanning out into a whole array of floral, exotic spice and earth scents: iris, red roses, star anise, cassis, tilled soil, moss-covered bark and black truffles, with an emerging waft of crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate quivers with energy, emitting loads of mineral sparks, featuring bold freshness and fantastically ripe, finely grained tannins to support the delicate, perfumed layers, finishing very long and wonderfully poised. The juxtaposition between the acidity and the richness in this Château Margaux is just extraordinary!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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