Robert Parker 100 | CellarTracker 98 | WineIsuppose 100
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Although I believe the Chateau Margaux 1996 is a top notch wine, and definitely more mature than the 2000, the 2000 is from an even higher level of richness and complexity. Initially I did not purchase aggressively into the 2000 assuming the price would be more determined by the fact it was a millennium vintage rather than a top wine vintage. But quickly I realized those can go together very well and meanwhile it has turned out the 2000 vintage is one of the best vintages of the last few decades. This Chateau Margaux is of a unbelievable intensity and femininity. Very precious, not only price wise, but, as far as I am concerned, a bit like having dinner ar Alain Ducasse (for which I would indeed be prepared to pay 500 euro for lunch: talking about "off the charts")
| Eugene Bergen, WineIsuppose
Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. 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, this is a multi-dimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either.
| Robert Parker
|Region||France | Bordeaux | Margaux|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
|When to drink||2012-2045|