Margaux 2005

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Chateau Margaux, Margaux, 2005

Tasting Notes Margaux 2005

98+

Another celestial effort from Paul Pontallier and Corinne Mentzelopoulus, the 2005 Margaux, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, boasts a dense opaque blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and, despite its having spent two years in 100% new wood, only a subtle touch of toasty oak. Although full-bodied, the wine seems light on its feet because of the silky tannins as well as the great gravel terroir from which it comes. Beautiful purity, length, and nobility define this modern day classic. Is it better than the 2000, 1996, 1990, or some of the vintages from the decade of the eighties? Who knows, but it is unquestionably one of the all-time great wines made at Chateau Margaux. This estate has produced only exceptional wines over the last three decades. The seamlessness of the 2005 suggests it will perform well early, but it should last for a half century or more. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2050+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
100

The nose on this seems more concentrated than the 2000, and the purity of fruit is stunning, with blueberries, raspberries, fresh flowers, and hints of licorice. This is perfect and complete. Full bodied, with notes of forest berries and wild raspberries, this is thick and velvety with perfectly polished tannins. You can really feel the density on this, more than the tannic structure. This is a sleeping beauty that will be utterly captivating when it awakes. Don't touch this until after 2015. 

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 20th 2010
100

Tasted single blind at Southwold. The crystalline nose here is primal, backward, takes some coaxing from the glass: blackberry, bilberry, briary, graphite and a spellbinding sense of mineralite. The palate is beautifully balanced with svelte tannins. Touches of sandalwood inflecting the pure fruit, deftly integrated new oak; incredible length once again. Despite the vice-like grip on the finish there is a feminine quality to this wine. Quite simply: it takes your breath away. Perfection. Drink 2015-2040+ Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009

Margaux Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Margaux 2018 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2018 Chateau Margaux £2,850.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux £1,945.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2016 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2014 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2013 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2012 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2011 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2010 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £7,088.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £3,544.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2008 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2007 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2006 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2005 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2004 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2003 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2002 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2001 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2000 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1999 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1997 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1996 Chateau Margaux £7,500.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1995 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1990 Chateau Margaux £12,500.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1989 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1986 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1982 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl