2021 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

2021 Château Margaux, 1er Cru Margaux

Tasted April 2022. The 2021 from Chateau Margaux has an incredibly pure Cabernet nose with fresh blackcurrants and berries, refreshing red berries and more savoury herbal notes. It has fantastic freshness and a silkiness to the texture even at this young stage, testament to their meticulous winemaking. This has effortless balance and will develop beautifully with time in bottle. 13.1%.

Critic score
96/100 info
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2054info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.1%
  • Classification
    Premier Cru

Tasting notes

The 2021 Château Margaux is clearly one of the finest wines of the vintage. Offering up a deep bouquet of raspberries, wild blueberries and plums mingled with sweet spices, violets, licorice and hints of cigar box, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific depth at the core and beautifully refined, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, floral finish. Combining the vibrant flavors and moderate alcohol (13.1%) of a vintage of the last century with all the precision of the present in extraction and élevage, it is a timeless classic; and lest that be mistaken for a euphemism for a lack of concentration, note that the wine is analytically as high in polyphenols as the brilliant 2019. Representing only 36% of the estate's production, the 2021 is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Issue #260 (April 2022)
(95—97+)/100

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