Chateau Margaux, Premier Grand Cru Classe, Margaux, 2012, 75cl
2012. aasta algas külma talvega, mille järgnes väga vesine kevade. Suvi oli äärmiselt kuiv ja sellele järgnes väga vihmane periood septembris. Viinamarjade korje algas 25. september ja kestis kuni 16. oktoobrini.
Robert Parker – 95/100 Points
The 2012 Chateau Margaux is showing much differently from bottle than it did from cask. Seemingly much fuller and richer, it has a dense ruby/purple color, representing a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot, as well as only 33% of their harvest. It possesses hints of spring flowers intermixed with blueberries, blackberries and cassis fruit, moderate tannin, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and a long, structured finish. This 2012 was charming, up-front and precociously styled from barrel, but in bottle it is more masculine, dense and rich. This wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep well for 25 or more years. This is a great effort from Chateau Margaux, and should handsomely repay those who buy it. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040.