Chateau Margaux 1-Er Grand Cru Classe 2010

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Saturated ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry licorice and bitter chocolate complicated by nuances of loam and coffee extract. Dense thick and swee... Read more

90% cabernet sauvignon 7% merlot 1.5% cabernet franc and 1.5% petit verdot. Super perfumed aromas of crushed violet black cherry blackberry liquor ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/17/2014

Saturated ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry licorice and bitter chocolate complicated by nuances of loam and coffee extract. Dense thick and sweet but with harmonious acidity giving shape and lift to the pungent cassis spice and tobacco flavors. Youthfully chewy wine with terrific underlying structure and a very long sappy finish featuring broad tannins and a hint of licorice. This has improved considerably since the Primeurs but I still think the 2009 Margaux is the superior wine.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

90% cabernet sauvignon 7% merlot 1.5% cabernet franc and 1.5% petit verdot. Super perfumed aromas of crushed violet black cherry blackberry liquor and crushed rock flourish on the nose trailed by vanilla and kirsch. The palate exhibits more blackberry and cassis along with chocolate and exotic Asian spice. This shows amazing purity and elegance for a wine of such concentration and power and comes across as silky smooth thanks to the fine grained tannins. 13.5% alcohol. This is Margaux a pure expression and an absolutely stunning wine! Better than 2009 and perhaps one of the best ever. Tasted at Chateau Margaux. Alex Lallos.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

A mouthwatering tobacco leaf note leads the way, quickly followed by steeped black currant and fig fruit, with dark tar and ganache on the back end. Roasted alder and juniper hints hang in the background. Extremely backward, with a firm, tannic structure, this is girded for the long haul. Judging from the finely beaded acidity and lilting echo of lilac that peeks in now, this should acquire sensational aromatics and incredible grace with age. Best from 2018 through 2040.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/13/2011

90% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot, 1.5% cabernet franc, and 1.5% petit verdot. Super perfumed aromas of crushed violet, black cherry, blackberry liquor and crushed rock flourish on the nose, trailed by vanilla and kirsch. The palate exhibits more bla... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Margaux, Chateau 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/25/2011

66% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and 4% petit verdot. A gorgeously perfumed nose of black cherry, violets, boysenberry, espresso, and chocolate. This is absolutely delicious, showing brilliant texture, integrated tannins, and a super refined finis... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Chateau 1500ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

A great wine that is just starting out. The high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives the structured, black currant character. Dark chocolate and layers of wood are forward, revealing how young the wine is. And then the fruit, so rich and powerful, brings deliciousness to the firm, dense structure. Age for many years.


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"...The 2010 Pavillon Rouge (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) hit 14% natural alcohol. *Paul Pontallier proclaimed it the best they have ever made*, representing only 38% of production. (This wine also undergoes a serious selection.) Plenty of black fruits, violets, forest floor and earth are present in this wonderfully textured, opulent wine, which will provide immediate gratification when it is released. It should drink nicely for up to 15 or more years."*Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (90-92 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2013*

"...The 2010 Pavillon Rouge (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot) hit 14% natural alcohol. *Paul Pontallier proclaimed it the best they have ever made*, representing only 38% of production. (This wine also undergoes a serious selection.) Plenty of black fruits, violets, forest floor and earth are present in this wonderfully textured, opulent wine, which will provide immediate gratification when it is released. It should drink nicely for up to 15 or more years."*Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (90-92 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2013*

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