2011 Margaux du Chateau Margaux 750ml
3rd wine of Chateau Margaux - the 2011 vintage benefited from ideal weather conditions. Consequently, the vast majority of the Chateau Margaux vines reached perfect ripeness, resulting in not only an excellent Grand Vin and Pavillon Rouge but a very fine Margaux du Château Margaux, as well.
These wines are the fruit of a rigorous selection process. Indeed, all grapes from the youngest vines, which suffered considerably from the summer drought, were downgraded into a fourth selection sold in bulk.
This wine is remarkably concentrated—one of the benefits of the prolonged drought—and needed time for its imposing tannic structure to round out and soften. In keeping with the Chateau desire to not market this wine until it is ready to drink, this wine was delayed for sale and was only available after the release of the 2012 and 2013 vintages.
A lovely ruby colour, this wine is imbued with harmonious oak notes and is floral and fruity on the nose. Composed almost equally of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) and Merlot (45%), it is dense, powerful and lingering on the palate, yet unfailingly balanced, thanks to its remarkable freshness..