Chateau Margaux 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
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James Suckling
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Vinous
SKU
MRGX202110 UCAU
$1,295.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$1,295.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
"The 2021 Château Margaux is clearly one of the finest wines of the vintage" - Robert Parker. The nose shows great depth and elegance, with fragrant aromas of violets, wild berries, plums, cassis raspberry, some sweet spice and cigar box. The palate is full and concentrated, lifted by a bright acidity and framed by some refined tannins. It displays flavours of vibrant cherry and raspberry, brooding black fruits, fresh-baked cherry pie, cassis, herbaceous notes and dried tobacco. The finish is long and persistent. An absolute knock-out 2021!
"The 2021 Château Margaux is clearly one of the finest wines of the vintage" - Robert Parker. The nose shows great depth and elegance, with fragrant aromas of violets, wild berries, plums, cassis raspberry, some sweet spice and cigar box. The palate is full and concentrated, lifted by a bright acidity and framed by some refined tannins. It displays flavours of vibrant cherry and raspberry, brooding black fruits, fresh-baked cherry pie, cassis, herbaceous notes and dried tobacco. The finish is long and persistent. An absolute knock-out 2021!

Scores & Reviews

97+ / 100

Robert Parker

The 2021 Château Margaux is clearly one of the finest wines of the vintage. Offering up a deep bouquet of raspberries, wild blueberries and plums mingled with sweet spices, violets, licorice and hints of cigar box, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific depth at the core and beautifully refined, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, floral finish. Combining the vibrant flavors and moderate alcohol (13.1%) of a vintage of the last century with all the precision of the present in extraction and élevage, it is a timeless classic; and lest that be mistaken for a euphemism for a lack of concentration, note that the wine is analytically as high in polyphenols as the brilliant 2019. Representing only 36% of the estate's production, the 2021 is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

17.5 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Fragrant and floral with violet and peony notes. Clean and direct on attack, mid-palate weight and drive on the finish. Low-key but refined tannic frame. Super-length and persistence. Discreet but elegant, if less substance than a wine scoring 18 or higher. (JL)

97 / 100

Decanter

A dark nose, serious and a bit closed, though there is such complexity on the palate. You get the tannic feel in the mouth straight away, mouthfilling, ample, generous and chewy - these tannins have weight and density but are lifted by the bright, high-definition cherry, strawberry and raspberry acidity underneath keeping things vibrant and fresh with a sour cherry and stoney minerality on the finish. Exceptional balance and sculpting, this has energy but also poise. Sophisticated glamour in full force, svelte and suave - this is a wine that aims to please. Definitely one of the most thrilling and captivating wines of the vintage! 2% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. 36% grand vin.

98 / 100

James Suckling

A Margaux with beautiful depth and grace and wonderfully well-placed, refined tannins, showing presence and a soft texture. They caress your palate. Full-bodied, yet tight and extremely long. Seamless. 87% cabernet franc, 8% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.