2017 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

There's wonderful intensity and purity to this Margaux - there's crunchy fruit, and it's crystalline and concentrated on the palate, with a clean saline edge. They compare it to 1996 - it maybe lacks quite that depth, but it's gorgeously transparent and nicely textured, with fine, lovely tannins and great length.

Critic score
97.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£434.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    89% Cabernet Sauvignon
    8% Merlot
    2% Cabernet Franc
    1% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2017 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

TASTING NOTES

This is a very dense Margaux, and especially for the vintage, with a full body, grainy tannins and a long and rich finish. Impressive depth of fruit and structure. Luscious and muscular at the same time.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(97—98)/100