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We’ve all heard about the magic of Chateau Margaux, but we owe it to ourselves to experience it. Located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, Margaux counts themselves among the five first growth estates in France’s prized Medoc region. 

 

Considered trend setters by many, they were the first winery to vinify white and red grapes separately, the first and only Bordeaux wine to bear the name of its appellation and fun fact  -  the most  expensive bottle of wine never sold. The 1787 Chateau Margaux , valued at $500,000 was accidently knocked over by a server at a famous 1989 Margaux dinner destroying its contents. 

 

Top of its class since 1855, Chateau Margaux has captured the hearts of wine collectors for centuries and we are ecstatic to have a handful of pristine 2009 OWC’s to offer out today.

 

The 2009 vintage is referred to as legendary. At a ten-year retrospective tasting in 2019, Suckling praised many of the wines and said 2009 was one of the modern great vintages for France’s premier wine region. The reds are lavish and grand and tend to be big, bold, luxuriant and rich, but still sophisticated. The 2009 vintage for Bordeaux is one of the all-time greats and Chateau Margaux in particular shines through.

 

“In short, 2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982” - Robert Parker

 

Take your pick – this news is either tragic or mythical, but I have tasted enough wines from 2005, 2009 and 2010 to realize that these may be the three greatest Bordeaux vintages I have tasted in my career. - Robert Parker

 

Should we even be drinking the 09's? There is no one size fits all here! With a 12pk you get to enjoy the journey and evolution in your own time. Watch this wine evolve over the next 20 years. Take your 'perfect journey' and fall in love with one of the most iconic producers in the world! 

 

"Rich, round, generous and unusually approachable for such a young Margaux, this 2009 should drink well for 30-35+ years."

99 Pts Robert Parker 2011

 

These will be arriving in our cellars in two weeks, not yet on our website, please  reply directly to order 

6 cases (12PK's) Available 

 

 

 

 

“The nose is out of this world, with lilacs, currants, blackberries, and blueberries. Full-bodied, with super silky tannins and savory fruit and amazing flavors of fine leather, blueberries, and sandalwood. The quality of the tannins are amazing, with creamy texture and bright acidity on the end. Such classic and classicism. Delicacy. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is 13.2% alcohol. Best Margaux in bottle yet…will 2010 be as great?"

 

100 Pts James Suckling

 

 

“Good full ruby-red. Pure, ripe aromas of cassis, graphite and cedar, lifted by floral and mineral high notes. Dense and amazingly concentrated yet light on its feet, with compelling, extremely pure flavors of spicy blackcurrant, tobacco leaf and minerals. The extremely long, slow-building and wonderfully fine-grained finish offers an exhilarating combination of power and sweetness. This comes across as quite backward today yet is anything but austere. A real essence of Margaux's great terroir, and one of my favorite wines of the vintage. As I walked to the parking lot with Pontallier after the tasting, he said to me, "If people don't think this is one of the greatest wines I have ever made, then it means I haven't really understood anything in the last 30 years spent making wine.”

 

97-100 Pts Stephen Tanzer IWC

 

A brilliant offering from the Mentzelopoulos family, once again their gifted manager, Paul Pontallier, has produced an uncommonly concentrated, powerful 2009 Chateau Margaux made from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. As with most Medocs, the alcohol here is actually lower (a modest 13.3%) than most of its siblings-. Abundant blueberry, cassis and acacia flower as well as hints of charcoal and forest floor aromas that are almost Burgundian in their complexity are followed by a wine displaying sweet, well-integrated tannins as well as a certain ethereal lightness despite the wine's overall size. Rich, round, generous and unusually approachable for such a young Margaux, this 2009 should drink well for 30-35+ years.

 

99 Pts Robert Parker 2011

 

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