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2008 Margaux

By Chateau Margaux

2008 Margaux from Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2008 vintage of Bordeaux stands as a sentinel to the resilience and classical individuation of the remarkable terroir that we have come to adore. The 2008 Margaux from Chateau Margaux is an exemplar of such authenticity, gracefully bearing the torch for its lineage in an initially underestimated year.

 

Signature Style with a Vintage Twist

Though initial projections for the 2008 harvest were met with trepidation due to eccentric weather patterns, wine enthusiasts will fondly recall how the antique-tinged sunlight of an Indian summer graciously blessed the vineyards. It was a respite that metamorphosed nascent grapes into a fruit of focused intensity and captivating layers. This charming serendipity is encapsulated within every bottle of the 2008 Margaux from Chateau Margaux.

 

Investment-Worthy Intricacies

Tempered by time, the 2008 Margaux divulges a splendid bouquet, rich with blackcurrant and hints of cedar—an aristocratic nod perhaps to the venerable estate. Investors and collectors will note with pleasure the fine-grained tannins, expertly knit together through judicious oak maturation. There's a bespoke elegance to this vintage that defies its erstwhile perception, transcending mediocrity through divine intervention by Helios himself.

On the palate, the wine unravels layers of complexity; dark cherries and subtle Floriental whispers of violet, married with an undercurrent of graphite minerality—a harmonious personification of its exceptional terroir.

As an investing connoisseur would observe, this vintage is one for patient cellaring, promising not just a return on investment but an ever-evolving narrative in every swirl and sip over the coming years.

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In density and structure, the 2008 Margaux from Chateau Margaux articulates a storied vintage narrative replete with depth, poise, and revelation. A worthy addition to any discerning investor's portfolio, it stands tall amongst illustrious peers—a testament to finesse borne out of climatic caprice transformed into artistic triumph.

Market price (USD)

$4,810.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

281.43

Scores and tasting notes

94

This is so subtle and refined on the nose with amazing perfumes of rose petal, blueberries and blackberries. Full but very tight and fresh with a lovely length that goes on and on. Starts off slowly with a solid core of fruit,  then grows denser and denser. This is shy at first, needs at leat five years of bottle age.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010

94

This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 1 May 2011

93

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Two bottles of the Chateau Margaux 2008 were opened, one showing a little more chutzpah than the other. It has an exuberant, mineral-rich bouquet with stunning delineation that soars from the glass with blackberry, limestone and cassis aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins. Great precision, beautifully integrated oak with a seamless finish as fresh as a daisy. Although it is surpassed by the 2009 and 2010, this is still a very precise, pretty Chateau Margaux. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2012

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