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2001 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux Red 'First Growth'


$890.00

Size: 750ML


Remaining Stock:1 Bottle
Classification: Bordeaux, First Growth
Bottle Size:750
Style/Color:Red
Subregion:Margaux, Left Bank
Varietal:Cabernet-Merlot Blend

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Winery Notes: The 2001 Château Margaux clearly confirms its status as a very fine vintage. It can be likened to the 99, both by its great aromatic finesse and its tannic texture, which is so tender and harmonious. What more can we find to say about the sheer pleasure we are already experiencing, drinking these 2 wines? We are convinced that this early developing of the wine, simply the result of perfect ripeness in the grapes, will bring us many years of drinking pleasure. We can therefore drink the 2001 quite early and enjoy the freshness and purity of the fruit (why resist the temptation?), or for those of us who prefer to wait, it can be laid down 15 to 20 years, to allow the finesse of the bouquet to develop as the wine matures. While many aspects of the wine will develop, its balance, though, will remain. (February 2011)

  • Model: 1HC9
  • Size: 750ML

WE

97

--Roger Voss - Wine Enthuiast, Jun/2005 For me, this vintage is what makes Margaux special,” says Margaux winemaker Paul Pontallier. He is right: With its denseness, spice, flavors of black currants layered with dryness and fresh acidity, this is a huge and impressive wine that never forgets that it is Margaux. It is still young, and the dry tannic aftertaste, which lasts for many minutes, shows this. [97 Points]


WA

95, 93

--Neal Martin - Wine Advocate, Mar/2011 Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has a classic pencil-lead, Pauillac bouquet with fine delineation and lift, nothing ambitious, no frills but superb focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and mineralite, black fruits intertwined with graphite and a touch of cedar. Conservative but very well crafted and full of breeding. [95 Points]

--Robert Parker - Wine Advocate, Jun/2004 Performing well from bottle, Chateau Margaux’s 2001, which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999, is an elegant, seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color, and a beautiful nose of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, and cedar. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, this forward, opulent beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. This is one of the most elegant wines of the vintage. [93 Points]


IWC

93

--Stephen Tanzer - International Wine Cellar, Jun/2004 Enticing aromas of boysenberry, cedar, espresso and roasted oak. Sweet, lush and broad in the mouth, with sappy berry and espresso flavors. This boasts the pliant texture and near-perfect balance of the vintage's best examples. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. Like so many 2001s, this is easy to taste today but may well close down in the coming year or so. "The 2001 is a smiley wine," says Pontallier, "while the 2002, though a bit stiff today, has more power and excellent aging potential. But neither ranks among our greatest vintages. [93 Points]




Reviews & Ratings Glossary

WA Robert Parker’s ‘Wine Advocate’
IWC Steve’s Tanzer’s ‘International Wine Cellar’
WS Wine Spectator
WE Wine Enthusiast Magazine
BH Burghound by Allen Meadows
CGCW Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
W&S Wine and Spirits Magazine

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