2008 Château Margaux

$527.99

12 in stock

Cellar Selection * Wine Enthusiast

Appellation: Margaux

Ratings: JD-97  DC-96  WE-96  JS-94  NM-94  WS-91

Size: 750 ml

12 in stock

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97  Jeb Dunnuck
“One of the wines of the vintage, the 2008 Château Margaux is a beauty and has everything you could want from a wine. A huge nose of cassis, Asian spices, dried flowers, and incense all soar from the glass, and on the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied and pure, with ripe tannins and a great finish. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot made from an incredibly strict selection (only 36% of the production made it into the top wine), this elegant, regal, incredibly classic Chateau Margaux is thrilling today, but will drink well for another 20-30 years.” (2/2019)

96  Jane Anson for Decanter
“A generous, subtle, cassis-led wines with floral edging, the epitome of elegance. It manages to achieve persistency and length in a vintage where this wasn’t a given. This is what you are paying the money for; the ability to still deliver a combination of concentration and freshness, year on year. The layers here are more subtle than in some vintages perhaps, but they still perform that rather clever trick of slowly but surely building up over the course of the palate, one extra sleight of hand at a time, until you are fully enveloped. Drinking Window 2020 – 2038” (12/2017)

96  Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“Definite richness alongside classic elegance. It’s a stylish wine, the fruit integrated into a beautiful structure. It’s not all refinement, because there is also a weight to the black plum skin and dark berry character. A wine that will age over many decades.” *Cellar Selection* (4/2011)

94  James Suckling
“This is so subtle and refined on the nose with amazing perfumes of rose petal, blueberries and blackberries. Full but very tight and fresh with a lovely length that goes on and on. Starts off slowly with a solid core of fruit, then grows denser and denser. This is shy at first, needs at least five years of bottle age.” (12/2010)

94  Robert Parker for Wine Advocate
“This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux.” (5/2011)

94  Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2008 Château Margaux has an attractive bouquet of mulberry, red plum, briary, a hint of rose petal rather than its signature note of violets. It gains intensity with aeration, but to my surprise it feels quite forward for a 10-year old First Growth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite Pauillac in style thanks to that graphite seam that surfaces towards the finish. It is a precise, classic Château Margaux that really delivers its intensity in the final quarter. I came away with the impression that it just does not quite slip from fourth to fifth gear.” (2/2018)

91  James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“Shows a lightly sinewy edge, with coiled notes of damson plum, red currant preserves, rooibos tea, singed balsa wood and iron, lacking the vintage’s typical crisp edge. The fine-grained finish is approachable already, but this will age gracefully and should develop a more perfumed than rich profile.” (2014)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 4 × 4 in

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