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2000 Château Margaux

Light capsule condition issue

ITEM 8240228 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$900
Item Sold Amount Date
I8293067 1 $890 Jun 26, 2022
I8279909 1 $890 Jun 19, 2022
I8262263 2 $905 Jun 12, 2022
I8262263 1 $855 Jun 12, 2022
I8167436 1 $950 Apr 10, 2022
I8061222 1 $1,000 Jan 9, 2022

RATINGS

100Robert M. Parker Jr.

...Medium-bodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial..

100Wine Spectator

This may turn out even better than the 1995, due to the layers of fine tannins and fruit, but I can't give more than 100 points. Breathtaking aromas of black licorice, violets, berry and cherry, with light hints of spices and minerals.

98Stephen Tanzer

...Offers compelling mouthfilling concentration and perfume. A wine of great power and consistency, with a pungent minerality lingering on the palate-staining finish...

18+ Jancis Robinson

... Long with quite a bit of interest on the finish but it probably needs a bit of time to really come into focus...

PRODUCER

Château Margaux

Château Margaux is one of the world’s most famous wine producers, and with good reason. The estate’s history dates to the 12th century, and by the 16th century its owners were rotating vineyards into their grain fields. Its wines were being exported by the early 18th century and they quickly became Bordeaux’s gold standard for quality. Thomas Jefferson, when he was ambassador to France, was especially fond of Château Margaux and noted approvingly that “there cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux.” As one of the First Growth Chateaux – one of the four recognized as outstanding in France’s historic 1855 Bordeaux classification – Margaux has always been one of the aristocrats of the Medoc. Château Margaux’s 193 acres of vineyards yields an annual average of 200,000 bottles of Château Margaux and 200,000 bottles of Pavillon Rouge Château Margaux, its secondary line. Grape varietals grown at the chateau are 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.