Margaux 2015

Cult Wines Price: £6,300.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Margaux, Margaux, 2015

Tasting Notes Margaux 2015

100

The greatest Margaux ever made. More than perfection. Full body, firm and ultra-silky tannins. Black currant, mineral and floral character. It starts slowly and seems almost endless on the palate. Seamless. I want to sing! This is the wine that Margaux never made in some of the classics vintages like 1961, 1959 and 1945. May be its the 1900 all over again? Breathtaking.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
98-100

The 2015 Château Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, all together representing 35% of the total production at the estate. Raised entirely in new oak, it has a lucid garnet color. The bouquet is aimed directly at the senses - there is no dilly-dallying about, as it almost knocks you off your stool with its intense mineralité embroidered into this iridescent, graphite-tinged nose. The focus and penetration here ranks among the finest that I have tasted at this estate since first coming here in 1997. The palate is astonishingly well balanced, perfectly poised with super-fine tannins wrapped around pure blackberry, bilberry, graphite and cedar fruit. Like the Pavillon Rouge this year, there is a Pauillac-like sense of authority and aristocracy, leavened by Margaux-inspired femininity that completes that standout 2015 on the Left Bank. Beg for a bottle and worry about the cost later. Post script: I composed this tasting note five days before the passing of Paul Pontallier. It is a final gift from a gifted winemaker.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
97

A great vintage at Château Margaux and a fitting tribute to the memory of the equally great Paul Pontallier. This is a poised, elegant, beautifully framed claret, with perfume, structure, acidity and a core of red and black fruits complemented by notes of graphite and green pepper. Au revoir, Paul. Et merci. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
19

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. 13.5% - record alcohol for the grand vin. Great breadth and savour on the nose. Lovely freshness and sophistication. Lots of fine tannins. Very aérien. Really flies! Perfect Margaux. A great welcome for the new chai and memorial for Paul Pontallier. Still tight but nothing out of balance. Very Margaux. Very classic claret. Quite brave because there is nothing showy about this wine, but it could truly be described as beautiful.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com
N/A

Robert Parker Jr

Margaux Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux £4,034.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2016 Chateau Margaux £5,100.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux £11,500.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux £6,300.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2014 Chateau Margaux £3,600.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2013 Chateau Margaux £3,570.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2012 Chateau Margaux £3,650.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2011 Chateau Margaux £3,650.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2010 Chateau Margaux £6,400.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £6,720.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2008 Chateau Margaux £3,800.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2007 Chateau Margaux £3,850.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2006 Chateau Margaux £3,800.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2005 Chateau Margaux £6,100.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2004 Chateau Margaux £3,795.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2003 Chateau Margaux £5,145.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2002 Chateau Margaux £3,830.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2001 Chateau Margaux £4,174.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2000 Chateau Margaux £8,046.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1999 Chateau Margaux £4,200.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux £4,150.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux £325.00 1x75cl
Margaux 1997 Chateau Margaux £4,097.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1996 Chateau Margaux £6,900.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1995 Chateau Margaux £4,880.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1990 Chateau Margaux £12,109.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1989 Chateau Margaux £4,432.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1986 Chateau Margaux £5,200.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1982 Chateau Margaux £9,600.00 12x75cl