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2009 Margaux

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Margaux
100 (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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2009 Margaux

100 (JA)
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2009 Margaux

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2009 Margaux

100 (JA)
£6,650 12 pack case(s) available

2009 Margaux

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
100 (JA)
BTL
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£6,650
12
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CONDITION
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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£6,260.00
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£6,650.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

99

Wine Advocate

99pts - 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.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)

98pts - The 2009 Château Margaux is deep garnet in color and features wonderfully fragrant minted cassis, lilacs, black forest cake and oolong tea scents with touches of pencil shavings and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy frame with lovely freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a very long, mineral-laced finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

97

Neal Martin

The 2009 Château Margaux is blessed with a stunning nose that delivers intense blackberry and cranberry scents, crushed rose petals and touches of slate. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, taut and quite linear with an effortless and precise finish that is a pure joy. You have the sense of a Château Margaux that is only beginning to show what it can do. Brilliant. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. - vinous.com, March 2019

20

Michael Schuster

[87CS/9M/2CF/2PV] Ripe blackcurrant Cabernet and marked Médoc gravel aromas; persistent, beguiling and very mineral to smell; immediate impression of velvet texture, a beautifully, delicately rich, Margaux with tannins of such finesse they are almost imperceptible; sweet, generous, purringly resonant to taste, ample, scented and refined; a mouthfilling purity here, density and delicacy within a fabulously caressing texture, and with a hugely persistent mouthcoating film of subtle aromas and great sweetness of fruit. An effortless tenacity of flavour, intensity without force, quintessential Margaux! Endlessly graceful, scented length. A magnificently beautiful expression of Margaux. 2020-40+

99

James Suckling

This marathon runner is currently in the no-man's land between youthful vitality and mellow maturity. There's a very serious tannin structure here, but it needs a lot longer to fully resolve. Very tight and closed. A perfect wine usually. But not today. Try in 2020. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019

983

Wine Lister

Quality 993 | Brand 998 | Economics 936 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 14 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2009 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

100

Decanter

If you want to drink a Margaux 2009 any time soon, you need to go for the Pavillon - the grand vin is still extremely young, holding back its power and impact for another five or 10 years time. It's still closed up enough to hint rather than reveal. The smooth, silky tannins are joined by blackberry and cassis fruit with a great sense of vibrancy and concentration, and some tingling minerality with a pulse of electricity. There's a latent generosity here, a slow confidence that builds through the palate as the flavours layer up, yet it's clear that there's still lots to be revealed, particularly the hints of violet and peony florality that just peek through on the finish. This is very, very good - up with the best ever from this estate. 31% of production went into this wine, and it has the same amount of Cabernet Sauvignon as in 2005. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Drinking Window 2022 - 2046
Tasted by Jane Anson (at BI Wine's 10 Years On Tasting, London, 07 Feb 2019)
Part of Top scoring wines of 2019: 100 points

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