Silky wine, fresh and light, balanced with high acidity cutting through black berry fruits. The structure has some substance, but this is a light, aromatic wine, developing fast, already delicious, and only for medium-term aging.
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Chateau Margaux was just missing a little intensity on the nose compared to the other First Growths: scents of incense and iris, blackberry and tobacco, perhaps just missing the floral nature of other vintages. The palate is well balanced with supple black fruit laced with graphite and tobacco, fully matured but clearly with sufficient substance to last another 15-20 years. It is a capable Château Margaux, although frankly it does not put enough distance between itself and its Margaux peers, yapping at its heels.
Shows a lightly stewed, diffuse edge to the plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit, with flickers of mulled spice and black tea filling in on the finish. Stylish and charming, if a bit shy on depth overall, this remains a very admirable effort in this generally rain-influenced vintage.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2019.
Mid ruby. Pungent and sweet . Quite evolved and rich. Less precise than some but still a definite cut above the norm. Dry finish. Needs time.
Ruby in color, the wine offers truffle, cigar box and red fruits. This is all about the secondary nuances and the soft, silky, elegant textures. Medium bodied, but with charming, red fruit characteristics, this is at full maturity. This is not a Margaux to make old bones, but in a blind tasting, no one is going to think this is from 2007. It's surprisingly much better than anticipated.
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