Château Margaux 2008

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Château Margaux 2008
Château Margaux 2008
Château Margaux 2008
Château Margaux 2008

Château Margaux 2008

$760.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Margaux

2008

1st Growth

87% Cabernet
10% Merlot
1.5% Cabernet Franc
1.5% Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux

ESTATE HISTORY

1855 Grand Cru Classe – 1st Growth
The area surrounding the present Chateau Margaux was known from the 12th century when it was called La Mothe de Margaux, or the Margaux Mound.
The middle of the 16th century marks the birth of Chateau Margaux as a notable producer of clairet wine. The owner, Pierre de Lestonnac restructured the property and favored vines to cereal growing.
The 18th century brought fame to Chateau Margaux in England. The wines first crossed the Atlantic and Thomas Jefferson, then US Ambassador to France wrote “There couldn’t be a better Bordeaux bottle” on his 1784 order of Chateau Margaux wines.
The golden age of Bordeaux wines ended during the French revolution. The chateau and its vines were auctioned by the revolutionaries as a national possession, which brought the estate to despair.
The current building of Chateau Margaux known as Versailles de Medoc was constructed in the early 19th century under Bertrand Douat who was a Basque ship owner.
The chateaux changed hands a few times until 1977, when André Mentzelopoulos, a businessman of Greek origin who made his fortune importing and exporting cereals, bought the property to the surprise of the French wine community.
Mentzelopoulos reconstructed the vineyard and the chateau, including building the first underground cellar in the Medoc, and reclaimed the prestige of the chateau.
Today, his daughter, Corinne Mentzelopoulos runs Chateau Margaux.

TERROIR

215 acres of appellation contrôlée of which 202 acres planted. Gravely clay-limestone soil.
     

WINEMAKING

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and wood vats. Matured in 100% new oak for 18 to 24 months.

Château Margaux, a unique Bordeaux estate with its own cooperage, produces the majority of the oak barrels needed to yard its wine on-site. The wines are then mixed and bottled as Château Margaux wines after ageing.

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS          

The 2008 is a very fine Château Margaux, it displays a nose of great finesse and purity, and it is as deep and charming as the 2004. What really amazes us is its power on the palate: we never expected such density, length and richness. The tannins are superb! They give the Château Margaux 2008 a very tight-grained texture, wonderful length, and a more classic personality than previously thought. Ideally, wait a few more years before starting to drink it.
                        
94 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 

This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux.

90/93 James Suckling, WineSpectator.com

Currant, blackberry and mineral aromas lead to a solid core of fruit, with fine tannins and a long, clean finish. Refined and very, very pretty

Pairs well with roasted, braised, or grilled meats, Asian cuisine, or mushrooms and pasta. 
  
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