Margaux 2018

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Chateau Margaux, Margaux, 2018

Tasting Notes Margaux 2018

99-100

Wow. This takes off on the palate the moment you taste it. Aromas and flavors of redcurrants, flowers, cherries and hints of hazelnuts. Full-bodied, tight and compact, but the linear tannins, running down the center of the wine, draw the wine through the finish. Superb.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98

Without doubt an incredible Margaux, although whether it will equal the 2015 remains to be seen. It's less serious than the 2016 but every bit as good, floating above the palate, performing that acrobatic trick that only happens in the really great years. It's silky yet intense and powerful, with sweet, fleshy and succulent raspberry cut through with fresh rosemary and sage that add texture and grip. The menthol side of the Cabernet is already coming through, which suggests the fruit was just perfectly ripe - these are aromatics that you don't get in true heatwave years like 2003. The flavours stretch out, gently gripping and keeping you involved in what is unfurling. Harvested between 17 September and 13 October, with an average yield of 31hl/ha due to both mildew and the concentration of the berries that occured at the end of ripening. The impact was uneven, depending on the vineyard blocks, so yields actually varied between 15 and 50hl/ha. The best plots were the least affected, which means that unusually there is more production in the grand vin and in Pavillon, with less in the third and fourth wines. Final numbers are 36% of production here, 30% in Pavillon Rouge. 83IPT. 100% new oak. 12% press wine. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-100

The 2018 Château Margaux is made of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The grand vin represents 36% of the crop this year. The wine has a pH of 3.8 and 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it comes prancing out of the glass with energetic Morello cherries, black raspberries and blackberry pie scents plus nuances of fragrant soil, candied violets, lavender, sandalwood, unsmoked cigars and black olives with a gentle wave of cassis and licorice emerging with coaxing. Full-bodied, the palate is charged with the most amazing energy, delivering layer after layer of red and black fruits with tons of earthy nuances, framed by the most exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing with amazing freshness and an extraordinarily long-lingering perfume. Magnificent.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
95-98

Château Margaux's 2018 Grand Vin boasts off the charts textural richness and intensity from the very first taste. A huge core of dark fruit, potent, muscular tannins are two of the signatures. Dense and explosive in the glass, with breathtaking concentration, the 2018 is one of the finest Margauxs in recent memory. Lavender, rose petal and spice add striking perfume in this compelling, memorable Grand Vin. In 2018, the Grand Vin represents 36% of the crop and is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Margaux Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Margaux 2018 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux £4,100.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux £2,150.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2016 Chateau Margaux £5,097.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux £9,900.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux £5,200.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2014 Chateau Margaux £3,550.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2013 Chateau Margaux £3,470.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2012 Chateau Margaux £3,650.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2011 Chateau Margaux £3,570.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2010 Chateau Margaux £6,250.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £6,650.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2008 Chateau Margaux £3,900.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2007 Chateau Margaux £3,860.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2006 Chateau Margaux £3,880.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2005 Chateau Margaux £6,350.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2004 Chateau Margaux £3,800.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2003 Chateau Margaux £5,072.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2002 Chateau Margaux £3,875.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2001 Chateau Margaux £4,100.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2000 Chateau Margaux £7,800.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1999 Chateau Margaux £4,245.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux £4,000.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux £325.00 1x75cl
Margaux 1997 Chateau Margaux £4,159.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1996 Chateau Margaux £6,750.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1996 Chateau Margaux £3,500.00 6x75cl
Margaux 1995 Chateau Margaux £4,700.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1990 Chateau Margaux £12,063.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1989 Chateau Margaux £4,560.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1986 Chateau Margaux £5,200.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1982 Chateau Margaux £7,248.00 12x75cl