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2005 Château Margaux

Margaux, 1er cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help

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$969.00 per Bottle


22 Bottles




"Black in color, delivering extraordinary aromas of blackberry, raisin, spices and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, with an amazing core of ripe fruit, yet ultrabalanced and finely textured. Touches every taste bud. This incredible young red spent two years in new wood, but you can't tell. It's all glorious fruit. A legendary wine. Best after 2017." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2017

"From the moment it is opened, the 2005 Margaux takes things to another level. The bouquet alone is breathtaking in its beauty. Bright, delineated but also explosive, the 2005 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The flavors are vibrant and focused, with gorgeous lift and precision. The 2005 is a riveting, aristocratic Margaux that will drink well for several decades. Today the flavors are still remarkably youthful. The wine drinks well because of its magnificent balance, but readers who prefer more aromatic and flavor complexity will want to wait for at least another five years. No matter how you look at it, the 2005 Margaux is pure magic." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2015)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2020-2055

"Black purple; quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon purity to smell--pure, dry, blackcurrant and mineral nose--you feel a 1961 bouquet in the making; concentrated, fresh, medium-full wine with a delicate, particularly fine-textured yet firm tannin; a beautifully focused, sweet-cored wine of exceptional finesse, definition and refinement; a wonderfully pure expression of finely gravelly Cabernet; a remarkable combination of intensity and lightness and length. A magnificent expression of claret, and of Margaux." Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 19.5

"Warm, supple, ripe. But with some top quality savoury oak and a dry finish too. Lots of tannin on the finish. Dry but not drying - persistent. Pretty damned classic Bordeaux." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/06/2009)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2014-2028

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