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Robert Parker
96 / 100
RP
96
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Chateau Margaux Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe 2012

France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red
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Chateau Margaux Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe 2012

This vintage exemplifies the renowned Margaux terroir, where Cabernet Sauvignon shines with grace and depth. A symphony of aromas dances from the glass, intertwining notes of dark fruits, violets, and subtle spices. The palate is a masterpiece of balance, showcasing refined tannins and a harmonious structure. This wine's allure lies in its ability to capture the essence of its origin, inviting you to experience the artistry of Chateau Margaux.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the 2012 Southwold tasting, the 2012 Château Margaux has a taut, linear, pencil lead-infused bouquet with pure blackberry and boysenberry scents, an undercurrent of tobacco that surfaces after five minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, a life-affirming sense of balance with well-integrated new oak towards the finish. I concur with Robert Parker that his has become more structured and masculine in bottle, yet there is pedigree here from start to finish, a sense of effortlessness that is seductive. This is a top-class wine from the late Paul Pontallier and his team. Tasted January 2016. - Reviewed by: Neal Martin