Margaux 2007

Margaux, First Growth

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Tasting Notes

The 2007 Chateau Margaux was just missing a little intensity on the nose compared to the other First Growths: scents of incense and iris, blackberry and tobacco, perhaps just missing the floral nature of other vintages. The palate is well balanced with supple black fruit laced with graphite and tobacco, fully matured but clearly with sufficient substance to last another 15-20 years. It is a capable Château Margaux, although frankly it does not put enough distance between itself and its Margaux peers, yapping at its heels. Tasted February 2017.

Score: 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2017-2035 30 June 2017

This will be bottled in June. This has opened up gloriously on the nose, so much so that if I had this blind I would swear it was a Cote de Nuits. Extremely floral, rose petals, small berried fruit, blueberry, touch of maraschino cherry. It is blessed with a sensuous palate, beautifully textured, sweet red cherry fruit, wild strawberry a hint of mocha, the structure only coming through on the finish. Lovely. Tasted April 2009.

Score: 93 - 95

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 01 September 2009

Bright, dark red. Knockout nose combines redcurrant, blackberry, spices, flowers, tobacco and sexy sweet oak tones; complex and aristocratic. Then sweet, suave and seamless, with lovely inner-mouth perfume and noteworthy finesse to the flavors of blackberry, cherry and flowers. Finishes long and sweet, with noble tannins for the year. Not a big wine but one of the classiest examples of the vintage.

Score: 93

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 01 July 2010

Bright red-ruby. Wonderfully floral, pure nose offers blueberry, cherry and violet. Juicy, spicy and classic, with berry, floral and spicy flavors that seem to vibrate in the mouth. This boasts remarkable inner-palate perfume. An extremely subtle and discreet wine with excellent balance, very good but not exceptional density, and lovely lingering perfume. The IPT here is a relatively modest 61 (compared, for example, to 78 in 2005 and 73 in 2003). Pontallier compared this to the estate's 2004-"only softer." If it puts on weight in barrel, it should ultimately merit a score at the high end of my range.

Score: 91 - 93

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 20 May 2008

The elegant 2007 Chateau Margaux’s purity, depth of fruit, and overall equilibrium are impressive. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of spring flowers, black currants, and blackberries, a soft, lush, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and delicacy allied to impressive depth, texture, and length. Already drinkable, it should continue to offer exceptional pleasure for 15 or more years.

Score: 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2010-2025 30 April 2010

Pretty purplish crimson. More obviously dry and ambitious than the Pavillon Rouge. Some real lift and intention here. Delicate and super charming - really aerien and wonderful dry minerally finish. Great lift and delicacy without being at all thin. All the ingredients came from the core of Ch Margaux terroir. Pontallier: ‘You couldn’t get any stricter. Pure pebbly soils facing the Gironde.’ Very pure indeed yet long. Real class and finesse. Very very delicate. Wonderfully typical of Margaux. ‘Mmm not Wow’, says Pontallier. He doesn’t expect 2007 to close like 05 will and 2001 already has done. Nice dry finish. The low key nature of 2007 seems to suit Ch Margaux.

Score: 18

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2012-2020 10 April 2008

Superb colour, nose of crushed red berry fruit, with all the depth but none of the hardness of Cabernet Sauvignon, very long, very pure fruit, a wine of great class that will open up young yet last well. Drink 2012-30.

Score: 18

Decanter, - Maturity: 2012-2030 08 April 2008

Aromas of blackberry, black licorice and currant follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a long, sweet fruit finish. Balanced and perfumed. Very Burgundian and pretty.

Score: 89 - 92

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 01 April 2008

Very glossy colour. Delicate perfume of black cherries, plums and violets. Fresh pure fruit in the mouth with some spiciness. Medium-bodied with an amazingly soft and delicate texture. Very liquid-silk. Excellent freshness with very very ripe tannins and a longish finish. Very refined and polished. Paul Pontallier compares it to perhaps the 2004 or 1985 vintage here for its elegance and open and friendly style.

Score: 91 - 94

Albany Vintners, - 01 April 2008