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2022 Château Margaux En Primeur

2022 Château Margaux:  Release expected May/June 2023.


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Château Margaux, Margaux

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Château Margaux, Margaux

Château Margaux is a Premier Grand Cru Classé located in the commune of Margaux.   It was first recorded an a manor in 1152, known as “La Mothe de Margaux”, La Mothe meaning 'mound'.  In the 16th century it was owned by the Lestonnac family, who converted the estate from growing grain to vines.  By the end of the 17th century the estate had reached its current size of 265 hectares, with a third of this dedicated to vine growing. 

Margaux's winemaker at the end of the 18th century was named Berlon.  He introduced many winemaking practices which influenced the entire region, such as not harvesting in the early morning when there was dew on the grapes (to avoid dilution) and identifying particular terroirs across the estate.  

The estate was confiscated during the revolution but in 1810 it was acquired by the Marquis de la Colonilla, who had the distinctive neo-Palladian château built by architect Louis Combes.  This was an early example of a grand but purpose-built château, constructed with the cellars and winery as part of the design, a sign of how seriously winemaking was taken by this stage.  The practice of bottling a second wine was also first introduced at Margaux, with Pavillon de Margaux having been formally in existence since 1906. 

Post-WWII, Margaux was owned by the Ginestet family, who struggled after the 1973 oil crisis and were eventually forced to sell in 1977 to Greek supermarket magnate Andre Mentzelopoulos.  When he died in 1980, his daughter Corinne took over, aged just 27, but was assisted by oenologist Emile Peynaud.  In 1983 Paul Pontallier joined as estate manager, working with Mentzelopoulos to transform quality here until his death in 2016.

A new winery was constructed in 2015 by Lord Norman FosterPhilippe Bascules succceded Pontallier as Managing Director, having joined the estate in 1990.  Corinne's daughter Alexandre Petit-Mentzelopoulos is also involved in the running of the estate as Deputy General Manager.

The 82 hectares of vineyards are planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.  Farmed organically since 2017, the estate is also trialling biodynamics.


RED 2022 Château Margaux 75cl £0 per case of 6 Château Margaux
2022 / / 75cl
£0 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"Very dark purple color with a ruby edge. So much crushed blackberry and blackcurrant with violets. Exuberant. Full-bodied and very tannic with incredible muscle. This is a thought-provoking wine. The biggest Margaux I have tasted in my career. Seems a little overdone for Margaux. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot and 2% petit verdot. 95-96 points""A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 2022 Château Margaux is one of the most powerful wines ever produced at this estate, wafting from the glass with aromas of crème de cassis, dark berries, violets, burning embers, smoked tea and exotic spices. Full-bodied, deep and layered, it's rich, velvety and seamless, with a bright core of fruit and a long, heady finish. With the highest analytical measure of tannins since 2010, and an alcohol level a touch above 14%, this is certainly a larger-scaled Château Margaux, yet at this early stage, everything appears to be kept in check. 96-97+ points" William Kelley,
RED 2022 Château Margaux - Pavillon Rouge du Margaux 75cl £0 per case of 6 Château Margaux
Pavillon Rouge du Margaux
2022 / / 75cl
£0 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Pavillon Rouge is deep and perfumed, wafting from the glass with notions of cherries, raspberry preserve, lilac, violets and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and concentrated palate that's deep, rich and vibrant, with a tannic grain that resembles the grand vin this year. It represents just under a third of the estate's production. 92-94 points" William Kelley,"Rich and dense with lots of fruit and juiciness. Redcurrants, black berries, strawberries and orange peel on the nose. Full and layered with fine, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Big presence. 94-95 points"

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