2015 Chateau Margaux

$1,749.00 $2,000.00 (-13%)
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Arguably the wine of the vintage on the Left Bank, and possibly one of the all-time great vintages made at Margaux. We could procure only a tiny allocation, so act quickly. The wine knocks you off your stool with its intense minerality embroidered into this iridescent, graphite-tinged nose. The focus and penetration here ranks among the finest that I have tasted at this estate since first coming here in 1997. The palate is astonishingly well balanced, perfectly poised with super-fine tannins wrapped around pure blackberry, bilberry, graphite and cedar fruit…Beg for a bottle and worry about the cost later." - The Wine Advocate 

PRE-SALE ITEM: February 2021

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Paul Pontallier
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 to 24 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Margaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
13.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
Score Wine Enthusiast:
94
SKU #:
1WMAR15IR31T
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Jeb Dunnuck

The grand vin is the 2015 Château Margaux and it’s as good a wine as I’ve ever tasted. Coming from just over one-third of the total production and a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot, brought up in 100% new French oak, its deep ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by a thrilling bouquet of crème de cassis, toasted spice, hints of toasty oak, and cedar wood. Incredibly elegant and finesse-driven, yet packed with fruit, depth, richness, and structure, it has as much class as you can fit inside a glass.

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James Suckling

The greatest Margaux ever made. More than perfection. Full body, firm and ultra-silky tannins. Black currant, mineral and floral character. It starts slowly and seems almost endless on the palate. Seamless. I want to sing! This is the wine that Margaux never made in some of the classic vintages like 1961, 1959 and 1945. Maybe it's the 1900 all over again? Breathtaking.

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Wine Enthusiast

Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine shows a wonderful black-currant purity on the palate, along with intense, vibrant acidity. The background is all tannin, which speaks to its aging potential. This wine is the last vintage produced by Paul Pontallier, who was general manager from 1990 until his death in 2016. It's a memorable wine and one for aging.