Ch. Margaux, Margaux
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Ch. Margaux, Margaux - 2010

Item # 30044 750mL

A truly great vintage with all the hallmark characteristics: power, depth, richness, complexity, combined with delicacy, subtlety and harmony. This wine is indeed long-ageing and continues to improve in bottle. A true indulgence.

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Staff Pick Notes

Ch. Margaux is the best wine I’ve ever had. There, I said. For me, it’s unlike any wine in the world. There are so many gorgeous fruit flavors in this wine that even recalling the taste of it on my palate gives me chills. To start, on the nose you get aromas of blackberries, fresh red plums, fine leather, and violets, and when you take a sip, the magic doesn’t stop. Sandalwood, blueberries, cassis… you could find a hundred different flavors in this glass. And the tannins, my God, the tannins are so lovely, so smooth, so velvety in texture that they almost taste creamy. If you have the opportunity to taste this, you will be blown away. The length of the finish alone is reason enough to find an occasion to open this bottle.

- CF

Glossary

Merlot

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Bordeaux

Situated on the mid-Atlantic coast of France around the Gironde river, Bordeaux is home to some of the most legendary wines on earth. There are (for all intents and purposes) five grape varieties permitted under French wine law for red Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and, very infrequently, Petit Verdot and Malbec. For white Bordeaux, only three varieties are permitted: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillion, and Muscadelle. The exact percentages of each grape variety used in any...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California, positioning it at the forefront of the New World wine scene as well. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon has a...

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