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BORDEAUX - Margaux


Margaux - Listed by CHATEAU/Vintage

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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com

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36 75cl

ALTER EGO PALMER
Margaux

2nd Wine of Chateau PALMER
The top wine currently sells for approx. £265 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

Antonio Galloni -
The 2015 Alter Ego is just as alluring today as it was from barrel. Sweet floral notes, spice, dried cherry, mint, tobacco and crushed flowers are all laced together in this silky, mid-weight Margaux. Time in barrel has mellowed some of the exuberance the 2015 showed from barrel.
Open-knit, supple and super-expressive, Alter Ego is a winner. Time in the glass brings out aromatic presence of Cabernet Sauvignon.

2015 £64.00 AG92
2022-35
35 75cl

BARON DE BRANE
Margaux

2nd Wine of Second Growth Chateau Brane-Cantenac
The top wine currently sells for approx. £75 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

Wine Spectator -
Bright and intensely floral, with a lovely violet aroma and long, rich plum sauce, blackberry and currant notes. There's lush toast, but it's nicely integrated. Very suave.

2010 £35.00 WS92
2017-28
36 75cl

CANTEMERLE
Haut Medoc

RP/Neal Martin
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The 2015 Cantemerle is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It offers plenty of blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, not the best defined that I encountered among the Haut-Médocs, but with plenty of "stuffing." The palate is medium-bodied with supple red and black fruit on the entry matched with a fine thread of acidity. There is a pleasing crescendo in the mouth driven by that Merlot content and it finishes with some swagger. This is a very fine Cantemerle exuding joie-de-vivre that I can see doling out plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade and beyond. Tasted thrice with consistent notes.

2015 £33.00 RP/NM90
2019-30
48 75cl

CANTEMERLE
Haut Medoc

Wine Spectator
- Bright and racy, with red currant and plum fruit lined with a lively tang of iron that streaks through the finish. A touch taut, but should unwind nicely with modest cellaring.

2014 £28.00 WS90
2017-28
84 75cl

CHATEAU CLARKE
Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Listrac


RP/Neal Martin -
The 2015 Clarke has an attractive blackberry and briary scented nose with just a hint of dark chocolate emanating from the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, the acidity nicely judged with fine tension on the cedar and tobacco-tinged finish. I appreciate the freshness and refinement demonstrated by this Château Clarke, a classic Listrac that should give 10-12 years of pleasure.

2015 £27.00 RP/NM92
2019-35
 
32 75cl

CHATEAU CLARKE
Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Listrac


 RP -
One of the better Clarke's ever made, this wine from the cool, backwater appellation of Listrac displays serious density, an opaque ruby/purple colour, and lots of earth, black currants and raspberries. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

2009 £28.00 RP89
2012-24
 
60 75cl

BLASON d'ISSAN
Margaux

2nd Wine of Chateau d'Issan
The top wine currently sells for approx. £58 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.


Antonio Galloni
The 2015 Blason d'Issan is a superb second wine. Dark, powerful and enveloping, the 2015 has so much to offer in its fleshy, inviting personality. Dark plum, leather and cedar are some of the many nuances that flesh out in this resonant, super-expressive Margaux.
I loved it.

2015 £29.00 AG91
2020-30
48 75cl

Chateau d'ISSAN
Margaux

RP/Neal Martin
The 2016 D'Issan is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot cropped between 29 September and 19 October, and matured in 50% new barrels. The alcohol is 13.3% and with a pH of 3.71. It has a very classic, slightly introverted bouquet with a light marine influence coming through, but remaining very reserved, a little aloof. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and fine delineation; it is very crisp and focused, a classic Margaux through and through with outstanding salinity and persistence towards the precise finish. This is a beautiful D'Issan for long-term ageing, on par with the 2015.

2016 £64.00 RP/NM96
2026-60
48 75cl

Chateau d'ISSAN
Margaux

Antonio Galloni
The 2015 d'Issan is a total knock-out. Spectacularly ripe and intense, the 2015 exudes richness in all of its dimensions. Super-ripe dark plum, lavender, spice, savoury herbs, iron, smoke and new leather add myriad shades of nuance to this super-ripe, decidedly hedonistic Margaux. A powerful, dense wine, the 2015 is going to need a number of years before it is close to being ready to drink. I was quite impressed with d'Issan both times I tasted it. The 2015 has really come along nicely. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, aged in 50% new oak.

2015 £58.00 AG95+
2023-40
71 75cl

GISCOURS
Margaux

 Antonio Galloni -
The 2015 Giscours is every bit as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Deep, powerful and virile in style, the 2015 has a lot to say. There is a purity to the aromas and flavours in the 2015 that I don't recall seeing in the past. Ripe and ample, with terrific freshness and nuance, the 2015 is compelling in every way. In 2015, the blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, with no Cabernet Franc.  

2015 £50.00 AG94+
2022-40
 
12 75cl

LASCOMBES
Margaux

 RP -
 An intriguing blend of 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, this inky purple-coloured wine is ripe, progressively styled, big, rich, thick and juicy. In other words, the 2012 Lascombes is loaded. No doubt the high percentage of Merlot in the final blend gives this wine a fleshiness and succulence that is unusual in the Médoc

2012 £72.00 RP94
2019-49
 
12 75cl

LASCOMBES
Margaux

 RP -
 The wine hits all cylinders in 2010. The average alcohol for the bottled wine is 14%. It has a gorgeously sweet nose of crème de cassis, spring flowers, subtle barbecue smoke and charcoal followed by full body, beautiful intensity, great purity, stature and length. The influence of any oak is minimal, despite the fact that 90% new French oak was used. Needless to say, this is an example of modern-styled winemaking at its finest, and arguments that such wines will not age well, do not represent their terroir , and are soul-less, are totally groundless. This is one of the great Margaux wines of the vintage.

2010 £98.00 RP96
2018-48
 
12 75cl

MALESCOT
 SAINT EXUPERY

Margaux

 Antonio Galloni -
 One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Malescot Saint Exupéry is superb. Grilled herbs, smoke, black cherry, lavender, menthol and graphite literally explode from this glass. Huge swaths of tannin give the wine its shape and big, ample frame. Iron, smoke, graphite, grilled herbs and licorice punctuate the huge, powerful finish.

2015 £55.00 AG95+
2021-55
 
17 75cl

SÉGLA
Margaux

2nd Wine of Rauzan-Segla
The top wine currently sells for approx. £60 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

Antonio Galloni -
A delicious second wine, the 2014 Ségla is showing beautifully today. Bright red cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and citrus notes abound in a fresh, invigorating wine to drink in its youth. I very much like the sense of energy here. This is pure class. The Ségla is not sold en primeur, but is typically released a few years after bottling, when the estate feels the wine is ready to be enjoyed.

2014 £29.00 AG91
2017-29

Great Value!

19 75cl

SÉGLA
Margaux

2nd Wine of Rauzan-Segla
The top wine currently sells for approx. £100 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com - Black cherry and fresh mushroom, with hints of currants and sweet tobacco. Full- bodied, with chewy, yet polished tannins. Lovely berry and cherry. Racy and pretty. So delicious now. Second wine of Rauzan-Segla.

2009 £38.00 JS92
2016-28

Great Value!

6 75cl

CHATEAU RAUZAN-SEGLA
Margaux

RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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The 2015 Rauzan-Segla (Rausan-Segla) is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc and was matured in 65% new and 35% one-year-old barrels for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, it gives up a myriad of softly spoken fresh berry, floral and fragrant earth notes, including crushed red and black currants, black raspberries and menthol notes with touches of cigar box, lavender, violets, smoked meats, black truffles and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, the palate possesses an arresting quiet intensity of many tightly wound, subtle layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note.
Very polished and precise, this Rauzan-Ségla is truly a triumph!

2015 £96.00 RP97
2024-47
33 75cl

CHATEAU RAUZAN-SEGLA
Margaux

Antonio Galloni
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The 2014 Rauzan-Ségla is just as impeccable from bottle as it was from barrel. Silky, perfumed and nuanced in the glass, the wine exudes finesse. Expressive floral notes, spice and succulent red/purplish stone fruits are all beautifully delineated. In 2014, Rauzan-Ségla is a wine of understated class with the potential to improve for several decades.

2014 £62.00 RP94+
2020-44
18 75cl

CHATEAU RAUZAN-SEGLA
Margaux

RP
- The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla (54.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is a classic Rauzan-Ségla, still relatively backward and tannic, but concentrated and extremely promising. Dense blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit along with some liquorice, vanilla, foresty notes and spice are all present in this full-bodied yet structured and big, beefy style of Rauzan-Ségla . It may turn out to be somewhat atypical for this château in its size and masculine structure, but this is impressive wine, and one of the great successes of the vintage.

2012 £57.00 RP94+
2020-52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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