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2006 Margaux

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2006
Appellation: Margaux
95 (JA)
One of the most famous names in the world of wine, the quality of Chateau Margaux has been well documented since the 18th century, with British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole and US Ambassador Thomas Jefferson among its followers. Despite an amazing effort in 1953, the wines of Chateau Margaux struggled for several decades during the 20th century to achieve the same level of quality it had previously become famous for. It wasn't until the purchase of the estate in 1977 by the Mentzelopoulos family, and the 1983 appointment of Paul Pontallier as manager, that the fortunes of this great estate turned around. Andre Mentzelopoulos invested huge amounts of money into the estate and the results were almost immediate with a stellar wine produced in 1978. When Andre passed away suddenly shortly after, it was left to his 25-year old daughter Corinne to take over - and alongside Pontallier she created a modern legacy for the estate with three and a half decades of brilliant vintages. After Paul Pontallier’s tragic death in early 2016, Philippe Bascaules took over as General Manager and the estate continues to thrive. As Neal Martin summarises: “The fundamental virtue of a great Château Margaux is poise; the way it tiptoes on the palate like a ballerina, full of strength and grace.”

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BUYING OPTIONS

2006 Margaux

95 (JA)
From £3,860 3/6/12 pack case(s) available

2006 Margaux

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
95 (JA)
BTL
2
0
0
0
£3,860
12
MAG
0
1
2
0
£3,900
6
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CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
4-8wk
You buy
£4,664.14
2 Case(s) Available
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CONDITION
STATUS
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Case (3 x 150cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
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£2,356.07
2 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 150cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£4,712.14
1 Case(s) Available

2006 Margaux

95 (JA)
From £3,860 3/6/12 pack case(s) available

2006 Margaux

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
95 (JA)
BTL
2
0
0
0
£3,860
12
MAG
0
1
2
0
£3,900
6
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
4-8wk
You sell
£3,640.00
Maximum 5 case(s)
You buy
£3,860.00
2 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
You sell
£1,821.00
Maximum 10 case(s)
BIX Broking
BIX indicates the wine is being sourced from a private collection stored with Bordeaux Index. You can buy with confidence and the purchase process is the same as for our own stock.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Case (3 x 150cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£1,950.00
2 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 150cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£3,900.00
1 Case(s) Available

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Tasting Notes and Scores

94+

Wine Advocate

It is worth noting that when the bottled 2006 Chateau Margaux, which appeared closed and less impressive than I had predicted from barrel, was retasted alongside the remarkable 2008, I elevated my score to 94+. It does not possess the size or power of the 2008 or 2005, but the 2006 exhibits impressive density, a deeper color, and the beautifully textured, pure style that is a hallmark of this estate. Moreover, it is relatively precocious, and can be drunk now or cellared for 25+ years.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #182, Aor 2009)

94

Neal Martin

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Margaux has a sense of airiness and wonderful definition on the nose: wild strawberry, redcurrant, cedar and crushed roses soaring from the glass, but it never strives for the opulence of say the 2006 Château Palmer. The palate is very well balanced with fine and quite firm tannin in the mouth. This seems to be approaching its plateau after a decade. While not a powerful or ostentatious Château Margaux, it epitomizes understatement and refinement in a similar vein to Lafite-Rothschild. It is only after the wine has been swallowed that you appreciate its qualities and you feel urged to go back for another sip. Tasted January 2016.
– eRobertParker.com, May 2016

93

Stephen Tanzer

Good deep red-ruby. Deep but reticent aromas of redcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice and loam; I don't find the typical floral high notes of Margaux. Juicy, fine-grained and suave, with good definition and a seamless, spherical texture to the currant and soil flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins, but not the grip or power of earlier barrel samples of this wine.

18.5

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Tense and tight and focused. Dry rather than sweet and definitely left bank but very fluid and glorious. Dry finish. Still youthful. JR

961

Wine Lister

Quality 935 | Brand 998 | Economics 954 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 16 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2006 vintage, which averages 9 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 44 of the world's top wine lists, including Lung King Heen Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,675 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 112,956 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

95

Decanter

The perfume wafts slowly from the glass. Charcoal softness. Sure-footed, seductive and complex, with plum, damson and bilberry fruits; this is the real deal. Silky tannins and perfect lift. Wonderfully elegant structure; there’s so much to admire here. Jane Anson

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