2012 Chateau Palmer Margaux (Futures)
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 90 to 93 pts
"The 2012 Palmer's inky/purple color is more saturated than most Margaux's, and it offers complex notes of blackberries, cassis, licorice, truffle and spring flowers. The wine is dense, rich and full-bodied with a muscular appeal, but the tannins, as high as they are, are sweet and well-integrated. None of the new oak used during the wine-s upbringing is noticeable. Interestingly, this wine showed no evidence of dilution from the October 7-9 rainfall. I suspect it will require 3-4 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades." -Robert Parker
2012 Chateau Margaux (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 92 to 94 pts
"Shows a tight nose, but manages to convey pure, fresh notes of red fruit and violet. Almost sleek, with fine-grained tannins carrying the red currant paste and iron accents. The plum skin-tinged finish sings, displaying remarkable integration already. A very impressive showing today."
2012 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux (Futures)
2012 Chateau Labegorce Margaux (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 88 to 90 pts
"Vibrant, with a racy, well-stitched core of damson plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit supported by fruitcake and graphite notes. Displays range and energy. Solid."
2003 Chateau Margaux
"A wine of extraordinary complexity and intensity, it reveals a deep purple color, a style not unlike the 1990 Margaux (possibly even more concentrated), a velvety texture, and notes of spring flowers interwoven with camphor, melted licorice, creme de cassis, and pain grille. Not a blockbuster, it offers extraordinary intensity as well as a surreal delicacy/lightness. There is riveting freshness to this offering, which tips the scales at a lofty (for this estate) 13.5% alcohol, as well as an alluring sweetness and accessibility."
2005 Chateau Margaux
2005 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux
"Very beautiful aromas of crushed flowers--like roses--follow through to plum, berry and Indian spices. Full-bodied, refined and silky, with lovely ripe fruit and a delicate aftertaste of raisin and flowers. The second wine of Margaux."
2005 Chateau Malescot St Exupery
1996 Chateau Palmer
2005 Chateau Palmer