Château Margaux 2009

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Château Margaux 2009
Château Margaux 2009
Château Margaux 2009
Château Margaux 2009

Château Margaux 2009

$1,426.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Margaux

2009

1st Growth

87% Cabernet
9% Merlot
2% Cabernet Franc
2% 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

2009 is perhaps the greatest young Château Margaux we have tasted over the last 30 years.
               
99 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

A brilliant offering from the Mentzelopoulos family, once again their gifted manager, Paul Pontallier, has produced an uncommonly concentrated, powerful 2009 Chateau Margaux made from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. As with most Medocs, the alcohol here is actually lower (a modest 13.3%) than most of its siblings-. Abundant blueberry, cassis and acacia flower as well as hints of charcoal and forest floor aromas that are almost Burgundian in their complexity are followed by a wine displaying sweet, well-integrated tannins as well as a certain ethereal lightness despite the wine’s overall size. Rich, round, generous and unusually approachable for such a young Margaux, this 2009 should drink well for 30-35+ years.

100 points James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
The nose is out of this world, with lilacs, currants, blackberries, and blueberries. Full-bodied, with super silky tannins and savory fruit and amazing flavors of fine leather, blueberries, and sandalwood. The quality of the tannins are amazing, with creamy texture and bright acidity on the end. Such classic and classicism. Delicacy. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is 13.2% alcohol. Best Margaux in bottle yet…will 2010 be as great? Try it in 2020.

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