chateau margaux premier cru classe, margaux 2014
DECANTER
95
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

2014 chateau margaux premier cru classe, margaux

Why We're Buying

Château Margaux belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of Bordeaux red wines. It is one of the five first-growth wine estates and touts the second-highest prices in Margaux. How much are people willing to spend? Someone once paid $225,000 for Château Margaux 1787 that previously belonged to former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
95

Decanter

Striking black fruits from 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, yet restrained – even severe – with less charm and more firmness; the opposite of showy. With great natural density and tannins that do not overwhelm, this is a classical Château Margaux that will need time to fully open up. Drinking Window 2022 - 2045

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2014 Château Margaux represents 36% of the year’s total production and is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Affording the glass five to ten minutes to open, the aromatics are very similar to those expressed out of barrel, those dark cherries and violets, tightly wound at first but unfurling beautifully and seemingly with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and it appears to have fomented a little more finesse during its élevage. There is wonderful mineral tension and dash of spiciness on the persistent finish. There remains some tightness here, the implication that this is a Château Margaux determined to give long-term pleasure. Therefore, do not be afraid to give it a decade in the cellar.

JAMES SUCKLING
97

James Suckling

The purity of cabernet sauvignon fruit is what impresses here. Subtle and energetic plum and currant aromas follow through to a gorgeously harmonized palate of wonderful fruit and an ultra-long finish. Current bush and light earth adds to the complexity. Lasts for minutes. Drink in 2022.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
97

Wine Enthusiast

There is a sense of pure juicy black-currant fruit that shoots through this great wine. With tannins that are firm while not a jot too much, the wine is crisp, packed with fruit and set for many years of aging. It is beautiful, fruity and intensely structured. Drink from 2027. Cellar Selection

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

This is solidly packed, with layers of warm fig bread, plum compote and black currant preserves, carried by a silky yet substantial structure. As the fruit plays out, the anise, black tea and singed alder notes in the background come into clearer focus, giving this remarkable range. Everything glides beautifully through the suave, gently toasty finish. Best from 2020 through 2035