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Château Margaux

2005 / 750 ml.


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What's in the Bottle

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot

Product Details

Red Wine
Chateau Margaux
750 ml.
Item #:
12 bottles

Chateau Margaux  2005 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

100 pts.: Mar 31, 2008

Black in color, delivering extraordinary aromas of blackberry, raisin, spices and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, with an amazing core of ripe fruit, yet ultrabalanced and finely textured. Touches every taste bud. This incredible young red spent two years in new wood, but you can’t tell. It’s all glorious fruit. A legendary wine. Best after 2017.

98+ pts.: 1st Apr 2008

Another celestial effort from Paul Pontallier and Corinne Mentzelopoulus, the 2005 Margaux, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, boasts a dense opaque blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and, despite its having spent two years in 100% new wood, only a subtle touch of toasty oak. Although full-bodied, the wine seems light on its feet because of the silky tannins as well as the great gravel terroir from which it comes. Beautiful purity, length, and nobility define this modern day classic. Is it better than the 2000, 1996, 1990, or some of the vintages from the decade of the eighties? Who knows, but it is unquestionably one of the all-time great wines made at Chateau Margaux. This estate has produced only exceptional wines over the last three decades. The seamlessness of the 2005 suggests it will perform well early, but it should last for a half century or more. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2050+.

96 pts.: October 1, 2008

An extravagantly ripe vintage of Margaux, this has the first-grown scent of a wine at home in its new oak. The texture is succulent and generous, the aromas bright with floral tones and sweet fruit, a taste of fresh strawberries and blackberries macerated in liqueur. This is a beautiful wine, and it may reveal more of its structural power with time.

: December 1, 2008

Fresh, fruity, vivid. Youthful, beautiful balance, will develop into a great wine. Fresh palate, with good depth of flavor, ripe tannins, early maturing. From 2018.

: July 1, 2008

Fresh, fruity, really vivid, very fine. Still very youthful with beautiful into great Margaux. Freshness continues onto the palate, with good depth of flavor, ripe tannins which firm up on second taste. From 2018.

: March 1, 2011

Explosive black-fruit nose, powerful for Margaux but also refined. Sleek, hugely concentrated, yet less weighty than the nose, showing intensity and purity rather than power, with integrated new oak and the lift and poise of a great Margaux. Effortless and long. Drink 2021–2060.