Chateau Margaux 2007 : a classy, fine and dense Margaux wine
Chateau Margaux is a 1st Classified Growth of 1855 in the world-famous Margaux appellation and the only First Growth estate to bear the same name as its appellation. Margaux wine was one of the favorite of then U.S. ambassador and the future 3rd president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, who in 1784 described it as “there cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux.” The vines of this prestigious estate are planted on a rump of gravel, the characteristic soil type of the appellation.
The 2007 vintage Chateau Margaux wine is a blend consisting of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Following weather conditions that were quite poor, the 2007 vintage was saved thanks to a superb Indian summer. The grapes underwent a severe selection process, as evidenced by the 32% of the harvest used to create this great Margaux wine. Chateau Margaux 2007 owes its character mainly to Cabernet Sauvignon, representing the majority of this blend and lending it a certain air of nobility, class, finesse and density. Complementing the Cabernet Sauvignon is Merlot, a varietal that offers the wine a full-bodied texture, tenderness and great richesse.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at BI Wine Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Chateau Margaux was just missing a little intensity on the nose compared to the other First Growths: scents of incense and iris, blackberry and tobacco, perhaps just missing the floral nature of other vintages. The palate is well balanced with supple black fruit laced with graphite and tobacco, fully matured but clearly with sufficient substance to last another 15-20 years. It is a capable Château Margaux, although frankly it does not put enough distance between itself and its Margaux peers, yapping at its heels. Tasted February 2017.