Winemakers Selection From AOC Margaux
May 14, 2021

 

Chateau Prieure-Lichine Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2016 $60

The red fruit is very appealing here with a wealth of raspberries and mulberries, as well as redcurrant notes. The palate has attractively juicy and succulent red berries and a chalky, piercing finish. Second wine of Château Prieuré-Lichine.

Awards:
91 James Suckling
VIVINO 3.9

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Chateau d'Arsac Margaux 2016 $60

The 2016 D'Arsac has a nose that reveals nice black fruit laced with blueberry and crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with a vibrant, spicy opening with impressive depth and wonderful freshness while delivering great length on the finish. 

Award:
93 Wine Enthusiast
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau Siran S de Siran Margaux 2017 $68

Deep and dense with red berries and cherry aromas With Mouthful, juicy, very long palate, with ample tannins.

Award:
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau Siran Margaux 2017 $78

Cassis, black plums and black cherries with hints of black olives, lavender and fragrant earth. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and grainy with a good length.

Award:
94 Wine Enthusiast
91 Jeff Leve
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau Labegorce Margaux 2017 $78

Nice aroma with red berry fruit, cedar and subtle dark chocolate scents. Medium to full body, ripe tannins and a fresh finish.

Award:
92 Jeff Leve
91 Wine Enthusiast
92 Wine Spectator
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau Giscours La Sirene de Giscours Margaux 2015 $88

On the nose dark plum aromas with notes of exotic spices. In the mouth the wine is full and rich with lots of ripe dark fruits perfectly balanced by a touch of oak and soft silky tannins.

Award:
89 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
VIVINO 4.1

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Chateau La Gurgue Margaux 2015 $88

A stylish array of chocolate, earth and dark berries with vanilla and sandalwood notes. Silky, black tea–infused finish with flavors with blackberry with open-knit tannins.

Awards:
91 Wine Spectator
92 Wine Enthusiate
94 James Suckling
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau d'Issan Blason d'Issan Margaux 2016 $88

The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, smooth tannin and plenty of tobacco-tinged black fruit that fans out nicely toward the sharp finish. A very capable second wine from d’Issan.

Award:
88 Robert Parker
88 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
89 Tim Atkin
VIVINO 4.1

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Chateau Desmirail Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $98

A very elegant, feminine and fragrant nose, which displays a whole series of rose petals in the glass. The palate is very balanced, fleshy but structured with fine tannins.

Award:
90 Wine Enthusiast
17/20 Jancis Robinson
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau Prieure-Lichine Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2016 $98 (UP $108)

The 2016 Prieure-Lichine presents a very dark with reflections ruby ​​and some purple and a bold, intensely scented nose of warm blackcurrants, black raspberries and mulberries with hints of cedar chest, tobacco, dried herbs and iron ore. Medium-bodied, the palate is pleasing to the palate with concentrated fruit with lovely, vibrant black berries flavors and earthy sparks accompanied by ripe tannins. It has a long and refreshing finishing.

Award:
91 James Suckling
VIVINO 4.2

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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2014 $108

Some graphite, black chocolate, coffee and mocha, fruity notes, raspberry and cassis. Quite a lot of smoky oak to this medium-bodied wine, and it does dominate the fruit a bit. The finish is rather chewy as a result of the oak.

Award:
91 JamesSuckling.com
88 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
17/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.0

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Chateau Kirwan Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2015 $128

The wine's deep and brilliant ruby red colour reflects a nose of black and red berries – cherry, black currant, blueberry, enhanced by aromas of spices, pink peppercorns and vanilla. This vintage has a strikingly tactile quality; it starts out mellow, then offers the taste buds a rich body, with nearly imperceptible tannins and an acidity that perfectly balances out its silky texture. The finale blends hints of perfectly ripened cherry and subtle roasted notes that continue to caress the palate.

Award:
96 Wine Enthusiast
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
VIVINO 4.3

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Chateau Giscours Chateau Giscours (Grand Cru Classe) 2016 $142

This has attractive, glossy, ripe red-plum and licorice aromas with cedar, flowers and red berries, as well as a stony edge. A very fragrant, cabernet-driven nose. The palate has elegance and grace with sleek and charming, balanced style and a discreet tannin structure that holds the finish long and fresh.

Award:
96 James Suckling
96 Wine Enthusiast
95 Jeff Leve
93 Robert Parker
92 Wine Spectator
90 Tim Atkin
VIVINO 4.2

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Chateau Palmer Alter Ego De Chateau Palmer 2013 $148

It reveals more acidity as well as a more lean, austere character in addition to a deep ruby/purple color. Shows macerated black currant and blackberry notes.

Award:
92 Wine Enthusiast
90 James Suckling
88 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
16/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.1

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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux (Grand Cru Classe) 2015 $178

A Second Growth of real complexity, its attractive nose has a wonderful floral perfume. The well-integrated tannins and nicely judged acidity combine to produce a benchmark palate. There is real potential here. The racy freshness of the vintage is present and the coolness on the finish is rewarding. Ever so generous, delicious, fresh and juicy.

Award:
97 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93 Wine Spectator
96 Wine Enthusiast
93 Tim Atkin
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
18/20 Bettane et Desseauve
VIVINO 4.2

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Chateau Lascombe Grand Cru Classe Margaux 2015 $178

The 2015 Lascombes has a dense, rich bouquet with licorice and cigar box-infused black fruit and a touch of wilted violet. It feels rather tight-fisted compared to its peers in the Margaux appéllation. The palate is very smooth on the entry, plenty of new oak here, balanced but for want of a better word, missing some personality - especially on the finish that feels just a little labored.

Award:
94Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
92 Wine Spectator
96 Wine Enthusiast
86 Tim Atkin
18/20 Bettane et Desseauve
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
VIVINO 4.3

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Chateau Palmer Grand Vin De Chateau Palmer (Grand Cru Classe) 2008 $568

It offers dark plum, mulled currant and blackberry notes, with flashes of roasted apple wood and maduro tobacco, plus cocoa and espresso. There's nicely rounded flesh and a long, integrated finish that has some extra grip. Clearly apart from the Margaux pack in 2008.

Award:
96 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
95 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
94 Wine Enthusiast
91 Wine Spectator
17.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve
18/20 Jancis Robinson

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