2008 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the 2008 vintage of Ch. Margaux, as it did in 2006, here comprising 87% of the blend, with 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. The aromas suggest soft-skinned berry fruit, sweet and ripe. A refined style, with a juicy, fresh nature and a taut mineral vein. The assertive nature of the Cabernet really comes through on the palate, lending a firm backbone, plenty of precision and direction. There are notes of leafy, peppery, black fruit, underbrush and cedar, as well as an admirable density to this wine. A pure and well-defined vintage, which bears some similarity to both 2004 and 2006 according to Paul Pontallier.

Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£2,464.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2034
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2008 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux
Château Margaux

Château Margaux, is the most important château in the appellation of the same name. Its legendary reputation is as strong today as it was when it was first classified as a First Growth and it has remained a sought after name in the fine wine world. Its five century long legacy began on the landmark of the ‘Mothe de Margaux,’ a small gravel outcrop in an otherwise flat region. The well-drained soils became the perfect place for vines to flourish, allowing Château Margaux to establish its first-class reputation.

It has been owned by the Mentzelopoulos family since 1977 and has seen a wealth of Bordeaux experience pass through its cellars. Consultant Oenologist Emile Peynaud advised in the 1970s and in 1983 Paul Pontallier was hired as winemaker where he stayed until his sad passing in 2015. Prominent architect Sir Norman Foster designed the underground cellar and tasting rooms, research centre and wine production facility.

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