2022 Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux - 3x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Region Margaux
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux - 3x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Region Margaux
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £1,548.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    The 2022 Château Margaux represents 40% of the crop this year, slightly higher than recent years, picked between 8 and 27 September. As usual, the Grand Vin demands more time to unfold on the nose compared to the Pavillon. It unveils enticing scents of macerated black cherries, blueberry, violet and hints of orange blossom all delivered with impressive delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with sculpted tannins. A fine-boned and tensile Château Margaux that is quite a remarkable feat given the growing season. Silky smooth and almost creamy at first, toward the finish it reveals a slightly powdery texture, almost swaggering in style. Not a subtle or nuanced Château Margaux, rather, Philippe Bascaules has conjured a First Growth that is dressed to kill. 14.6% alcohol. Drink 2027-2060

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 96-97+

    A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 2022 Château Margaux is one of the most powerful wines ever produced at this estate, wafting from the glass with aromas of crème de cassis, dark berries, violets, burning embers, smoked tea and exotic spices. Full-bodied, deep and layered, it's rich, velvety and seamless, with a bright core of fruit and a long, heady finish. With the highest analytical measure of tannins since 2010, and an alcohol level a touch above 14%, this is certainly a larger-scaled Château Margaux, yet at this early stage, everything appears to be kept in check.

  • Decanter, April 2023, Score: 98

    A stunning Margaux in 2022 with a bright and vibrant core, deep and persistent, alive and bright with layers of silky but firm tannins that give a gentle grip, powerful and concentrated black fruit, with a clearly defined structure that supports and doesn't overwhelm. Despite the power this has a delicacy which I love, so pure and clearly charming. Opulent yet racy, really walking the line between heft and sleekness. The acidity really lifts the expression with spiced liquorice and wet stone nuances while staying cool and fresh. Generous, stylish, punchy and polished. An incredibly complex wine that really works. 3.6pH. 88IPT. 18% press wine. Ageing 18-20 months, 100% new oak. No Petit Verdot in the blend. Highest alcohol and tannin level for the grand vin.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 97-99

    The 2022 Château Margaux is a total stunner. Ripe, opulent and explosive, the 2022 possesses tremendous depth and textural intensity from start to finish. There’s a purity to the fruit that is just striking. The 2022 is a dark, unusually opulent Margaux, with a dense core of fruit, but a good deal of vibrancy to balance things out. Black cherry, lavender, spice and a kiss of new French oak build in the glass, but it is the wine’s delineation and intensity that are most captivating. Vibrant saline notes linger on the seamless, supremely elegant finish. Unforgettable. Drink 2030-2062.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 97-99

    The volume of Grand Vin represents 40% of a very small crop at Château Margaux in 2022. The core of Cabernet Sauvignon, at 92% as always for this great First Growth, is the key element in their superb 2022, with no Petit Verdot this year, providing deep cassis and freshly ground herb scent. This shows huge degrees of concentration, with an intense powerful mid palate, enrobed with excitingly sweet dark fruits. The tannins have a granular quality true to this estate’s famed terroir, with an uplift of freshness and a long luxurious finish.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 95-96

    Very dark purple color with a ruby edge. So much crushed blackberry and blackcurrant with violets. Exuberant. Full-bodied and very tannic with incredible muscle. This is a thought-provoking wine. The biggest Margaux I have tasted in my career. Seems a little overdone for Margaux. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot and 2% petit verdot.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 98-100

    Stunning in its density and construction, with a gorgeous balance that starts with red rose aromatics and slides into creamy and intense raspberry, damson, loganberry and cassis fruits. The intense structure of the vintage is on display, here with velvety tannins giving shape and contrast by a push and pull of slate, graphite, cloves, turmeric, cardamom and white pepper. Bitter dark chocolate ending, a character of the year but here delivered with a blast of cooling mint leaf. Philippe Bascaules director, harvest September 8 to 27, 25hl/h yield. 100% new oak, to be monitored carefully over ageing because this is the first time they have seen this level of alcohol in the Cabernet Sauvignon. 40% of the crop is into this 1st wine, one of the highest in years. Harvest September 8 to 27. They are slowly changing the row orientation in the vineyard at Margaux, begun last year but a 50 year project, and introducing more Cabernet Franc through field grafting (wanting to get up to maybe 15% of plantings, currently 5%).

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 97-99

    The Grand Vin 2022 Château Margaux checks in as 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc that's pulled from just 40% of the total production. It's a classic Château Margaux with its overriding sense of elegance and purity, yet it's certainly in the style of the vintage with its depth, richness, and concentration. Cassis, blueberries, acacia flowers, and spice all define the aromatics, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, layered mouthfeel, building tannins, and a gorgeous finish. The alcohol hit 14.5, and I suspect the pH is relatively high (which is common in the vintage), yet this remains pure, balanced, and is absolutely show-stopping stuff.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 20+

    Château Margaux (1er Cru Margaux) 92 Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 Merlot, 2 Cabernet Franc 100% new oak 14.5% alc 15 40% of the harvest was used for this wine 88 IPT The nose is sublime with stunningly deep tones and like a handful of the other top wines in this vintage, it is not as initially expressive as its second wine. You have to get right into the centre of the flavour of Château Margaux and this requires work - swirling, sniffing and coaxing it out of its shell in order to discover its secrets. By contrast to last year’s elegant creation, this is a much richer wine and each layer needs its lock picked to appreciate the whole. This is an intricately assembled wine with tell-tale emery board tannins and heroic length. A forest of oak stands guard around the perimeter and the fruit is very happy to sit behind these sentries for the time being. Composed and concentrated, while it is hard to see the full picture there is certainly enough of a view to know this is a legendary Margaux vintage. Concentration is often viewed as the enemy of elegance, but here we have both, and they are in total harmony. MD Philippe Bascaules noted that the ‘vine memory’ or the intelligence of the vine outperformed the human efforts in 2022 and that we should trust these sentient plants to play their best card in adversity. How right he is. As a final note, Philippe said that he would love to show Paul Pontellier (RIP) this wine, to see what he thinks! I am pretty sure that we all know the answer to this question. As I drove out of Margaux, and onto the next appointment, the flavour volume was still turned to 10. This is as good as Margaux gets and it was such a joy to taste this wine with Philippe – as cool as a cucumber, he barely cracked a smile. I were in his position I would have been flik-flaking around the room.


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.



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.