2011 Margaux 1er Cru Classe
Chateau Margaux has been known to produce prestigious wines for centuries. The prestigious vineyard located on gravel hilltop stretches 87 hectares (approx. 215 acres) and continues to benefit from unique conditions. The 2011 Chateau Margaux blend is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, but also Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc.
Cabernets Sauvignon add unusual strength and energy which is balanced with a lot of sweetness. Though concentrated, this red from Bordeaux carries very subtle tannins; barely detectable.
Parker : 93 / 100
J. Suckling : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The renowned Chateau Margaux's 2011 boasts a dark ruby/plum color as well as a fragrant perfume of spring flowers, sweet, supple, well-integrated tannins, medium body, and the elegance and nobility expected from a great first-growth. Although it is not as powerful or concentrated as the 2009 or 2010 (no 2011s are), it possesses finesse, elegance, purity and suppleness. The wine is surprisingly approachable already yet should keep for 15-20 years.