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2009 Chateau Margaux

Retail: $1,699.99

$1,125.01

per bottle

Rating
99 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2009

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit

Nose

tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha and vanilla

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Robert Parker - Robert Parker's 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. "

Wine Spectator:

"Understated in feel, but not for lack of depth or length, as this has beguiling and well-defined notes of black tea, sandalwood, singed vanilla bean and Kenya AA coffee, backed by gorgeously silky plum, blackberry and cassis fruit flavors. But the finish is so balanced, suave, gentle and long, it would be easy to overlook just how much range there is here. So be patient and let cellaring do its thing. Best from 2018 through 2035."

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