2018 Chateau Margaux
Region: Bordeaux - Margaux
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (90%); Merlot (4%); Cabernet Franc (4%); Petit Verdot (2%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 100 (RP); 100 (JD); 100 (JS)
" Deep purple-black in color, it slowly unfurls to reveal tantalizing scents of crème de cassis, wild blueberries and Black Forest cake with hints of redcurrant jelly, rose oil, dark chocolate and cedar chest plus a touch of star anise. The medium to full-bodied palate bursts with opulent black fruit, fragrant earth and floral layers, supported by a rock-solid structure of exquisitely ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless backbone of freshness, finishing with fantastic length. This is classic Margaux at its most seductive, although it is, rather amazingly, approachable and absolutely delicious right now. But, to enjoy its full glory, you will want to cellar it for at least 6-8 years and then watch it metamorphize over the next 40+ years."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 03/21