2019 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

The 2019 Château Margaux has a remarkable, soaring nose of wild flowers, dark fruit, and crushed rocks. The palate is so silky and sensuous, with stunning purity of fruit. It’s a cliché, but this has ‘the iron fist in a velvet glove’ character that so many seek in the very best vintages of Margaux. This is not to be missed.

Critic score
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
From a client
1 available


  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2052
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux


The 2019 Château Margaux, like many other top names, was tasted in 12-hour intervals after opening. Like the Pavillon Rouge, it is tightly-wound on the nose initially and it is really only after 12-hours that it begins to motor, revealing enticing scents of blackberry, briary, seaweed and crushed stone, perhaps less florality, less violet-inspired aromas compared to previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with very lithe tannins that disguise the considerable backbone of this First Growth. This is imbued with a sense of linearity and focus, a strictness that gradually gives way to more sensuality. It is a beautifully proportioned Château Margaux, somehow "effortless", fanning out nonchalantly with residues of white pepper and fresh tobacco on the finish. Outstanding.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)

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