- Château Margaux
- Sauvignon Blanc
- 2022 - 2030
- Case size
- Available Later
Decanter, June 2020,
Grip and balance with clear flesh to the white peach, pear and citrus fruit and a saline finish. The flavours spiral down through your mouth, anchoring themselves to your palate and holding on, totally moreish and very much in the style of the house, with a kick upwards on the finish. You would be hard pressed to say no to this. Harvest 2 to 10 September. 3.15pH. Drinking Window 2021 - 2038
Jancis Robinson, June 2020,
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel sample. Aromatically fresh and expressive with ripe citrus and pear notes. Lovely volume of fruit on the palate, the oak completely absorbed and freshness maintained. Great persistence. Weight of fruit and acidity perfectly balanced. (JL) Drink 2022 – 2032
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.
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.