Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13%
2nd wine of Chateau Margaux.
Wow. I really wasn’t expecting this. Such virtuosity. This has real breed, good concentration but with real finesse. It’s so poised and restrained with pitch perfect tannins on the finish.
It’s sort of showy, in a non-showy way if you know what I mean – one can’t help thinking about the quality of the production when tasting it.
I really have to change my perception of ‘2nd wines’. The only problem with this is the price. It’s now 3 times as expensive as well performing classed growths like 2004 Ferriere or Du Tertre. It wasn’t this price when first released.