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2005 Margaux Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with... More »

Score
WA 98+
WS 97
98
JS 100
JR 18.5
IWC 98(+?)
Drink Dates
Comm: 2020-2055 WA: 2020-2050 WS: 2020-2040
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IWC 98(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

(bottled late, in November of 2007) Saturated red-ruby. Explosive aromas of plum, raspberry, bitter chocolate, coffee, almond paste and smoke; this smells voluptuous. Then extraordinarily opulent on the palate, with an almost marzipan-like ripeness. Coats every square millimeter of the mouth with a texture of liquid silk. The baby fat here is incredible, but there's a structure of steel and powerful minerality underneath. One of the longest samples I tasted in Bordeaux this spring, and a wine with uncanny finishing sweetness. This fabulous vintage of Margaux should evolve positively in bottle for three or four decades in a cold cellar.

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JR 18.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2014-2028

Tasted blindWarm, supple, ripe. But with some top quality savoury oak and a dry finish too. Lots of tannin on the finish. Dry but not drying - persistent. Pretty damned classic Bordeaux.

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WA 98+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 219
Drink Dates 2020-2050

The first-growth 2005 Chateau Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already, but promises to be better in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years.

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WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2020-2040

Interesting, this is starting to deliver some fireworks aromatically, with singed alder, sandalwood and smoldering charcoal notes peeking out, though the core is still tightly coiled, with a wall of grip shrouding the plum, red currant and bitter cherry fruit. Iron and chalk elements drive the finish today, with a grainier edge than the '09 or '10, but no less length or cut. This shows the extra elevage (two years) as it's built more on grip, but the aromas that are starting to emerge suggest that this will be a worthy rival to the '10. - Non-blind Chateau Margaux vertical (December 2013). Best from 2020 through 2040.

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JS 100
Source JamesSuckling.com

he nose on this seems more concentrated than the 2000, and the purity of fruit is stunning, with blueberries, raspberries, fresh flowers, and hints of licorice. This is perfect and complete. Full bodied, with notes of forest berries and wild raspberries, this is thick and velvety with perfectly polished tannins. You can really feel the density on this, more than the tannic structure. This is a sleeping beauty that will be utterly captivating when it awakes. Don't touch this until after 2015.

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Author Big Winer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.235%
Tasted On 07/12/2014
Drink Dates 2020-2050

Very tannic. Made for the long haul. Not opening another bottle for 5-6 years.

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Author Wingman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.258%
Tasted On 08/11/2012
Drink Dates 2020-2060
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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 79.942%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.399%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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