2012 Chateau Margaux 1. Cru Classé Margaux

[...] This 2012 was charming, up-front and precociously styled from barrel, but in bottle it is more masculine, dense and rich. This wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep well for 25 or more years. This is a great effort from Château Margaux, and should handsomely repay those who buy it. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040. 95 Points

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95 Point Robert Parker

The 2012 Château Margaux is showing much differently from bottle than it did from cask. Seemingly much fuller and richer, it has a dense ruby/purple color, representing a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, as well as only 33% of their harvest. It possesses hints of spring flowers intermixed with blueberries, blackberries and cassis fruit, moderate tannin, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and a long, structured finish. This 2012 was charming, up-front and precociously styled from barrel, but in bottle it is more masculine, dense and rich. This wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep well for 25 or more years. This is a great effort from Château Margaux, and should handsomely repay those who buy it. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040. 95 Points

99 Points Gilbert&Gaillard
Subtle, fresh fruits, floral tone and a mineral touch. Rich, full palate that is delicate yet well-structured. The oak is melted allowing fruit expression with a long racy finish showing notes of graphite and mild spices. Remarkable. 99 Point

95 point Wine Spectator

Bay leaf and menthol hints lift a core of crushed plum and warm cherry confiture notes while the background fills steadily with black tea, singed alder and iron elements. Turns a little darker on the finish, with a coating of bittersweet cocoa powder and roasted vanilla bean accents, while the minerality stays buried for now. Remarkably dense and packed, yet refined. Needs some time to unwind. Best from 2018 through 2030. 10,833 cases made.

Type
Tør, kompleks rødvin. 75 cl. 13%

Område
Margaux, Bordeaux

Druer
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc og Petit Verdot. 

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