Chateau Margaux 2001 - Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe
Owned by Edward III of England, the Albret and then the Montferrand families, the property served as a military base until 1802, when the Marquis de la Clonilla knocked down the fortress and built the residence that stands today. Until the 1960s the wins were usually excellent and sometimes grandiose. The legendary 1900 vintage was one of the most renown wines of the century. The property experienced a difficult period between 1963 and 1977, when due to a lack of investment, the quality of the wines declined. With the arrival of the Mentzelopoulos family, and thanks to the talents of Emile Peynaud, the wines regained their premier grand cru classé quality. 1978 saw the beginning of a succession of grandiose vintages. Château Margaux has a single block of vines, mostly planted on gravelly, sometimes clayey soil with a high proportion of limestone. The wines are characterized by a dark colour and complex seductive aromas of blackcurrants, cherries and violets. Recent vintages have presented an exceptional potential to age. Very rarely for the Médoc, the property also produces a superb, fruity, powerful white wine.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc|
|When to drink||2011-2026|
An exceptional vintage for sweet. For reds and dry whites, the vintage is good, probably better than in 1988 and 1995. Too mild winter followed by a July too rainy, generates a late vintage. The harvest took place until mid-October for the red, and all the grapes have not ripened. 2001 is a classic vintage in 2000 most tannic and long aging. The heterogeneity is larger also, it must be selective. The dry whites are superb. Most of them combine acidity, richness and maturity of the fruit. In reds, Saint-Emilion are exceptional, perhaps better than in 2000. Pessac-Leognan is distinguished by a perfect balance. In the Medoc, Cabernet Sauvignon does not always reach its optimum maturity. We note some beautiful successes in Saint-Estephe and Pauillac, greater selectivity is needed in Margaux. Rich, complex and balanced, Sauternes are sublime, probably one of the greatest vintages for over the last 100 years. Google Traduction pour les entreprises :Google Kit du traducteurGadget TraductionO