2021 Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux - 1x150cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Region Margaux
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2030 - 2054
  • Case size 1x150cl
  • Available En Primeur

2021 - Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux - 1x150cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Region Margaux
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2030 - 2054
  • Case size 1x150cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £853.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 97-99

    The 2021 Ch Margaux is an absolute beauty. With 87% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, the fruit sings with deep cassis and dark cherry notes. The epitome of harmony, it balances juicy succulence with racy energy. The early expression of grace and charm is somewhat misleading as there is so much underlying depth. The tannins, whilst lace-like in character have a structure to them. The alcohol (13.1%) is at lower end of the spectrum and its refreshing lift make for a heavenly Margaux this year.

  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 94-96

    The 2021 Château Margaux, aged in 100% new oak as usual, is clean and precise on the nose, much more discrete than the outgoing Pavillon Rouge and unfolds like a temptress in the glass. Intense dark cherries, hints of blueberry and trademark crushed violets then start to billow, all exquisitely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky smooth veneer that does a good job disguising the structure underneath. Surprisingly plush given the growing season, the concentration is very impressive with no hard edges. It's a very Margaux-like Château Margaux insofar that it could not come from any other appéllation. Drink 2027 - 2060

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2022, Score: 95-97

    The 2021 Château Margaux is a powerful, surprisingly brooding wine. According to Technical Director Philippe Bascaules, dry extract numbers are in line with 2019, which is hardly surprising in tasting the wine. Today, the Grand Vin is so primary. The intensity of the dark red/purplish fruit is notable, and yet the wine is positively embryonic. Bright acids and plenty of tannin abound. The 2021 is a rich, penetrating Margaux that is going to need a lot of time. Drink 2031-2071

  • Wine Advocate, April 2022, Score: 95-97+

    The 2021 Château Margaux is clearly one of the finest wines of the vintage. Offering up a deep bouquet of raspberries, wild blueberries and plums mingled with sweet spices, violets, licorice and hints of cigar box, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific depth at the core and beautifully refined, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, floral finish. Combining the vibrant flavors and moderate alcohol (13.1%) of a vintage of the last century with all the precision of the present in extraction and élevage, it is a timeless classic; and lest that be mistaken for a euphemism for a lack of concentration, note that the wine is analytically as high in polyphenols as the brilliant 2019. Representing only 36% of the estate's production, the 2021 is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2022, Score: 19.5

    Beautifully exotic and floral on the nose and then sensual and mesmerising at the start of the palate, Margaux then changes mood, tightens up and starts heading to a devastatingly dramatic point of grainy tension and ultra-fine tannins that take the breath away. The colour here is not black but a blend of glittering purple, blue and deep red hues that dance in the glass. The overall experience lifts the palate further on the second sip, while the perfume reveals a stunning secret. Only the very finest wines of the vintage exhibit this ethereal and very rare character, and it is the dreamy scent of Helichrysum arenarium or Immortelle (in English, Everlasting). In the same way that many of the greatest Cabernets in the world seem to invite subtle hints of local flora into their realm (Coonawarra’s eucalypt; Margaret River’s wild mint; Napa’s dried meadow grass; Stellenbosch’s fynbos; Bolgheri’s pines), Margaux and a handful of other estates in 2021 show wistful floral details that are absolutely captivating on the nose and palate, and they add immeasurably to the complexity and fascination of this celestial Cabernet celebration. Tightrope walking on the very edge of ripeness, this is a thrilling Margaux with near-perfect harmony and refinement.

  • Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022, Score: 96-98

    Deep garnet in color, the wine opens with lilacs, spice, black currants, tobacco leaf and a hint of cedar in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is elegant, polished, silky, fresh and reserved in character. Classic, (In a good way) there is lift, vibrancy and poise to the fruit on the mid-palate, leaving you with a supple, refined, discreet, almost formal finish. Give it 5 years or so and it will be even better. Clearly, this is one of the wines of the vintage! The wine blends 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, 13.1% ABV, pH 3.64. The Grand Vin was produced using only 36% of the harvest. Picking took place September 24 - October 13. Drink from 2029-2060.

  • Jane Anson, April 2022, Score: 95

    Vivid fruit, raspberries and bilberries, cassis bud, saffron and graphite, full of energy and classicism, showcasing what can be achieved in the vintage. Harvest through to October 14. 36% of the overall production. 3.64ph, Tannic index of 73, the same level as in 2019 and a litttle less than 2018 and 2020. Philippe Bascaules director, Eric Boissenot consultant.

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.