Château Margaux 2015

Parker : 99 / 100
J. Robinson : 19 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium garnet-purple colored, the nose features oh-so-seductive notes of warm blackberries, cassis and black forest cake with touches of forest floor, sandalwood, anise and cigar boxes plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers taut, muscular, densely packed black fruits and exotic spice flavor layers supported by a very firm backbone of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and a long, savory finish. It is tightly knit and a little reticent at this very youthful stage; afford it at least 15 years in the cellar, and it will open out into a classic Chateau Margaux of incredible proportions. Readers may be interested to know that this wine is beautifully packaged in a special commemorative bottle honoring winemaker Paul Pontellier, who passed away in 2016. The gold-etched black bottle bears the message, "Hommage à Paul Pontellier" at the bottom. This 2015 is an achingly beautiful swan song from an incredibly gifted winemaker, taken from us too soon. In my view, this alone makes this vintage more than worth the investment for the many lovers of history in a bottle.
BurdeosMargaux
Vineyard
Médoc

Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Decanter
98

J. Robinson
19

J. Suckling
100

R. Gabriel
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
99

Wine Spectator
99

Country
Francia

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

Regiones
Burdeos

Denominación
Margaux

Color
Tinto

Productor
Château Margaux

Clasificación
1er cru classé

Parker
99

Alérgeno
Contiene sulfitos