2017 - Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux
06B7MARG6PK _ 2017 - Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2025 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 CH MARGAUX 1ER CRU MARGAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2025 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £2,608.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2018,
    Score: 95-97

    Ch Margaux escaped the worst that the frost brought, reporting a loss of only 10%. Given the frost and the September rain that threatened to dash the vintage, Thibault Pontallier remarked on the team’s astonishment when they first tasted the wine after fermentation. Thanks to the warm spell at the end of September, he explained they have made a much better wine in 2017 than anticipated. He likened it to 1996: not an easy vintage, but one that produced a sublime wine. 2017’s velvet-like tannins support the aromatic fruit and soft creamy texture of the wine. It has freshness, charm and perfume, but still retains density and richness on the palate reminding you of its First Growth status. Against the odds, this is a hugely successful Ch Margaux, and one of the finest wines of the vintage.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2018,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2017 Margaux, matured in 100% new oak, was blended in the second half of February. It has a very pure, floral bouquet with scents of iris and violet infusing the black and subtle blue fruit. There are touches of crushed stone and with aeration, a little candied orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, very harmonious in the mouth, caressing and sensual with black fruit, hints of graphite and a light marine influence. There is a fine build to this Château Margaux, commencing almost understated but finishing with an insistent grip and a long, quite spicy aftertaste. It's not the bewitching 2015 however, it purrs like a Rolls Royce and will age with panache. 2023 - 2045

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2018,
    Score: 94-97

    The 2017 Margaux is one of the highlights on the Left Bank. Surprisingly powerful and virile, the Grand Vin clearly reflects the influence of a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Beams of tannin give the wine support through the mid-palate and into the finish. Estate Manager Sebastian Vergne told me the winemaking team opted to raise temperatures at the end of fermentation to gain a bit more color, depth and polymerization of tannins. The Grand Vin represents 37% of the estate's production.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2018,
    Score: 96-98

    A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Château Margaux charges from the gate with opulent kirsch, raspberry preserves, wild blueberries and cassis notions accented by roses, violets, Chinese five spice and fragrant earth with touches of underbrush and truffles. Medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with vibrant, ripe red and blue fruits, layering in perfume and spice nuances. It's framed by very finely grained and plush yet firm tannins and great tension, finishing with epic length.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2018,
    Score: 97-98

    This is a very dense Margaux, and especially for the vintage, with a full body, grainy tannins and a long and rich finish. Impressive depth of fruit and structure. Luscious and muscular at the same time.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2018,
    Score: 96

    Wow! This makes the whole room smile. The stunning nose hits you right off the bat, followed by wonderful fleshy damson fruit. This has some of the best aromatics in the business this year and a wonderful creamy texture through the palate. There's great density, and the tannins flatter it but they have menace and intent too, pulling the structure inwards and bouncing along to finish beautifully. This is more opulent than the Pavillon, which has some clear austerity, and the scale of the fruit is a little fresher than the 2015, with around the same ripeness level as the 2016. The 3.7pH is a little higher than the last two years, while an IPT of 73 is the same as last year. 37% of production went into the grand vin, including a 1% drop of Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2027 - 2040

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2018,
    Score: 18.5+

    After the dark bottle, which was used for the 2015 vintage, they have decided to continue with this bottle for all three wines including the white wine. This is a very dense and very focussed Margaux, with intense fruit and dark, mineral- soaked, graphite-tinged wine. The weight is so fresh and so bright it is incredible. This is not a big wine but it is very powerful.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2018,
    Score: 17.5

    Deep glowing crimson. Pure, very dark cassis fruit. Fragrant and lightly floral too. And the fruit smells sweet, the oak so subtle. Intense without being flamboyant. Firm, smooth, chocolate-textured. Creamy and rich and supple on the long finish. Depth of fruit, both red and black on the mid palate. Well sustained.The tannins are powerful but hidden by the lovely fruit. Succulent even though well structured. (JH) 13.5% Drink 2027-2042

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Producer

Château Margaux

Known as the most elegant and aromatic First Growth due to its Cabernet-friendly, sandy soil, Château Margaux is owned by the Mentzelopoulos family. The estate's vineyard holdings amount to almost 200 acres, though a much smaller percentage is selected for the grand vin to ensure exceptional concentration.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.