Chateau Margaux Margaux 1st Grand Cru Classe 2016
The 2016 Chateau Margaux from Margaux is a 1st Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux blend consisting of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a deep ruby-purple color and a nose of black cherry, cassis, and graphite. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with silky tannins, a lively acidity, and a long finish.
With a rare 94% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, this wine is packed both with black-currant flavors and impressive tannins and acidity. It moves Château Margaux into a new dimension with its dense, dry core of tannins that will power the wine into a seriously long-term future. Drink from 2025. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Château Margaux (blended of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot) sashays out of the glass with glamorous red currants, candied violets, kirsch and crushed blackcurrants scents followed by notions of tilled black soil, forest floor, cast iron pan and cigar box with subtle wafts of lavender and oolong tea. Medium-bodied, mineral laced accents hover over the palate with an ethereal sensation of weightlessness, yet it is super intense with layers of red and black flavors supported by a firm texture of silt-fine tannins, finishing wonderfully fragrant and incredibly long. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown