Chateau Margaux Premier 5 Litres 2000

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Opens rather oaky but not spicy, raw woody, cedary with notes of dried peppers and cassis under the creosote edged wood. With time a nice note of ... Read more

Powerful aromas of deep fruits, spice, a bit of flowers and a tart heat. Amazingly smooth, well integrated tannins, deep dark complex oak and some ... Read more

A very nice wooly, meaty nose. A really nice, well balanced wine throughout. Very nice, with great fruit. Very animal: meaty, wooly, wet feathers e... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Margaux Premier 5 Litres

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
12/29/2008

Opens rather oaky but not spicy, raw woody, cedary with notes of dried peppers and cassis under the creosote edged wood. With time a nice note of crystalized floral tones begins to emerge. Full and slightly chunky in the mouth with bright acidity and absolutely polished tannins. The palate is richly fruited with red berry notes that are ever so slightly gamy. The finish is very long and offers up a classic array of cigar box and slice tones. best after 3 hours in the decanter but finished shortly after that. Give it and additional 2 years. 2011-2024 91pts


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4.50 5
01/15/2009

Powerful aromas of deep fruits, spice, a bit of flowers and a tart heat. Amazingly smooth, well integrated tannins, deep dark complex oak and some cedar and eucalyptus on the finish. I don't completely get this wine -- it's great though.

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.50 5
12/24/2008

A very nice wooly, meaty nose. A really nice, well balanced wine throughout. Very nice, with great fruit. Very animal: meaty, wooly, wet feathers etc. Solid.

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  • Snooth User: gavj0002
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    4.00 5
    05/08/2010

    Enjoyable, great flavor


    Snooth User: Imperial36
    3296145
    5.00 5
    10/17/2007

    one of my all time favs.. can sip on its own or with a variety of soft cheese. It's richness unfolds as it breathes. Recommend decanting this one.


    Snooth User: Imperial36
    3296145
    5.00 5
    02/06/2008

    Marvelous, robust with an earthy finish. Splendid nose with currants throughout the brilliant hue of this delicious wine!


    Snooth User: charmdesign
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    3.00 5
    11/30/2009

    I love this wine.


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    0.00 5
    12/16/2008

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    External Reviews for Chateau Margaux Premier 5 Litres

    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    This is a dormant volcano of a wine waiting to explode with fruit. Bubbling over with flowers, blackberries, cherries and chocolate. Full-bodied, very chewy, adding masses of tannins. Long dried cherry, berry aftertaste. Very closed, it needs time; best after 2009.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    Still not giving all it has to offer, this shows wonderful aromas and flavors of currant, violet, tobacco and earth. Full-bodied and powerful, with a solid underpinning of firm yet silky tannins. A classic Margaux. Best after 2000.


    External Review
    12/11/2010

    Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multi-dimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    Elegant, complex, seductive and beautifully balanced, with gorgeous plum, raspberry, currant and cedar aromas that hint at all sorts of exotic spices and chocolate on the exceedingly long, smoky finish. A classic, smoothly integrated wine that has the balance to develop well past 2000. 25,000 cases made.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    A great Bordeaux that only needs time to develop. Seductive, with a superb concentration of vanilla, spice, blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors. Has an iron backbone of tannins, but it still shows class and finesse. Seems to last forever on the palate. Try after 1999. 25,000 cases made.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    If a wine can ever be perfect, this is as perfect as a wine can get. Right from the beginning this was the wine of the vintage, and nothing has changed. Margaux was the last of the first growths to be bottled because it just needed that extra time in barrel. The wine now has huge, intense black cherry and blackberry fruits, and marvelous tannins that are sweet and powerful. To finish, the magnificent Margaux perfume of sandalwood and ripe fruit dominates, leaving an impression of finesse and power.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. Last tasted 12/96


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    "Good bright, ruby-tinged red. Spicy aromas of currant, raspberry and woodsmoke. Fat, silky and full, with enticing sweetness. Very rich, fruity style, finishing with broad, sweet tannins and new oak notes of spice and caramel. Not especially vibrant but satisfying and long...90" IWC 02/03 "Last year I underrated the 2000 Cote Rotie La Mordoree, probably because I tasted the 2000s side by side with what was undoubtedly a great vintage in the northern Rhone, 1999. In any event, from bottle, this 2000 Cote Rotie is far better than it tasted from barrel. Offering up scents of white flowers, black olives, cassis, and roasted notes, it is a seamless effort with well-integrated acidity and tannin as well as a big, plush, concentrated style that will provide delicious up-front drinking...90" WA 07/03

    "Good bright, ruby-tinged red. Spicy aromas of currant, raspberry and woodsmoke. Fat, silky and full, with enticing sweetness. Very rich, fruity style, finishing with broad, sweet tannins and new oak notes of spice and caramel. Not especially vibrant but satisfying and long...90" IWC 02/03 "Last year I underrated the 2000 Cote Rotie La Mordoree, probably because I tasted the 2000s side by side with what was undoubtedly a great vintage in the northern Rhone, 1999. In any event, from bottle, this 2000 Cote Rotie is far better than it tasted from barrel. Offering up scents of white flowers, black olives, cassis, and roasted notes, it is a seamless effort with well-integrated acidity and tannin as well as a big, plush, concentrated style that will provide delicious up-front drinking...90" WA 07/03

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