2006 Château Margaux

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53554-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($895) Good deep red-ruby. Deep but reticent aromas of redcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice and loam; I don't find the typical floral high notes of Margaux. Juicy, fine-grained and suave, with good definition and a seamless, spherical texture to the currant and soil flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins, but not the grip or power of earlier barrel samples of this wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    On the taut, sinewy side, with cedar and sandalwood notes framing the core of red currant, bitter cherry and damson plum fruit. Offers a lovely singed feel through the finish, with a gentle perfumy edge. Despite the tannic profile of the vintage in general, this is all charm and hitting its stride now.'Non-blind Chƒteau Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2022.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Chateau Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the glass, but it never strives for the opulence of say the 2006 Chateau Palmer. The palate is very well balanced with fine and quite firm tannin in the mouth. This seems to be approaching its plateau after a decade. While not a powerful or ostentatious Chateau Margaux, it epitomizes understatement and refinement in a similar vein to Lafite-Rothschild. It is only after the wine has been swallowed that you appreciate its qualities and you feel urged to go back for another sip. Tasted January 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Tasted blind. Tense and tight and focused. Dry rather than sweet and definitely left bank but very fluid and glorious. Dry finish. Still youthful.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 18

    Vibrant crimson. Toasty yet floral, scented nose. Lovely balance and sprightly Margaux character. Dry finish but on the way there it's lovely and dancing and polished. Transparent and delightfully balanced. Lots of ripe tannins on the finish. A very successful 2006. JR May 09
    Author: Loude
Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with winemaking team director Paul Pontallier, cellar master Jean Grangerou and consulting oenologist Emile Peynaud. The vineyards are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), with the balance composed of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. In addition to the chateau's grand vin, the estate produces a second label called Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Blanc de Chateau Margaux, a white made from Sauvignon Blanc. Chateau Margaux's finest vintages include 1900, 1928, 1953, 1961, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2005.

Margaux is often considered the most "feminine" of the First Growths. It is sensuous with fine tannins that give it a sense of clarity. The wine has dark berry aromas such as boysenberry or blackberries. The bouquet is characterized by ripe black currants, spicy vanilla and violets. A strong minerality is often found in the lengthy finish.

Chateau Margaux, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Chateau Margaux A Deux

See other similar producers:Chateau Pichon Lalande,Chateau Mouton Rothschild,Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 758 bottles owned
  • 107 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 107 collectors)