Dichtes Granat-Purpur mit violettem Schimmer. Heisse und etwas alkoholische Nase (wie bei einem grossem Prioratwein), viel Rosinen, frische Brotkrustentöne, tendenziell eher rotbeerig mit kräutrigen Thymian- und Minzenoten. Im Gaumen recht massive Adstringenz mit körnigen, monsterhaften Tanninen. Ein Margaux mit kaum abschätzbarem Alterungspotenzial.
Wine Advocate Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. (29.06.2015)
The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle leather, spring flowers and spice soars from the glass. The wood is already totally concealed beneath the cascade of fruit in this medium to full-bodied, pure and majestic wine. This concentrated, dense, but nevertheless strikingly elegant, multi-layered wine has a finish of 45+ seconds. It builds incrementally to a crescendo and finale. This is a stunner that can be approached already, but promises to be better in another 5-10 years and last at least 25 or more years.
Vinous Reviewed by A. Galloni (11.2015)
From the moment it is opened, the 2005 Margaux takes things to another level. The bouquet alone is breathtaking in its beauty. Bright, delineated but also explosive, the 2005 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The flavors are vibrant and focused, with gorgeous lift and precision. The 2005 is a riveting, aristocratic Margaux that will drink well for several decades. Today the flavors are still remarkably youthful. The wine drinks well because of its magnificent balance, but readers who prefer more aromatic and flavor complexity will want to wait for at least another five years. No matter how you look at it, the 2005 Margaux is pure magic.
Wine Spectator Reviewed by James Molesworth (12.2017)
Still very tight, but there are whispers of alder, bay leaf, tobacco and singed sandalwood aromas here. They give way to a beautifully silky and refined, but extremely concentrated, core of cassis and blackberry fruit that has gained a lightly mulled hint. The long finish shows echoes of dark earth and iron that bring you back for more. A beauty, with a long way to go.—Blind '01/'03/'05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). Best from 2025 through 2045. 10,833 cases made.
Chateau Margaux, 33460 Margaux, Frankreich/France