2010 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

"The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years. " 99 points, Robert Parker

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£842.60
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£5,055.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    90% Cabernet Sauvignon
    7% Merlot
    1.5% Cabernet Franc
    1.5% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2010 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux