Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.425 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Reddish amber tawny. Translucent. Better color than the 61 Palmer beside it. Herbal nose. Notes of red and black fruit, herbs, earth, gravel. Very refined and perfumed. Guessed 61 Mouton given the herbal profile. A really good but not great Margaux. (M's 60th bday 6th of 14)

Tasted blind. Reddish amber tawny. Translucent. Better color than the 61 Palmer beside it. Herbal nose. Notes of red and black fruit, herbs, earth, gravel. Very refined and perfumed. Guessed 61 Mouton given the herbal profile. A really good but not great Margaux. (M's 60th bday 6th of 14)

May 23rd, 2021
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.7

Legend...wait for it...dary!

Legend...wait for it...dary!

May 13th, 2017
Greg Gregory

Fake bottle. No vintage on cork. TCA anyway so couldn't tell how it was. A shame.

Fake bottle. No vintage on cork. TCA anyway so couldn't tell how it was. A shame.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Max Coane

So fresh. Woah

So fresh. Woah

Oct 17th, 2015
Pascal Levensohn

This was off the charts. I was amazed at the freshness of the fruit in the palate after 53 years!

This was off the charts. I was amazed at the freshness of the fruit in the palate after 53 years!

Jan 3rd, 2015
George Chen

Lovely bottle but 59 still steps if not leaps better!

Lovely bottle but 59 still steps if not leaps better!

Mar 6th, 2016
Carol Kellett

I think Margaux are meant to be opened earlier. However, the color is still a pale light red with some browning. The taste isn’t quite there so it is obviously on the downslope, but it’s still drinkable.

I think Margaux are meant to be opened earlier. However, the color is still a pale light red with some browning. The taste isn’t quite there so it is obviously on the downslope, but it’s still drinkable.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Paul Woolls

Wow. This is humming along So elegant.

Wow. This is humming along So elegant.

Apr 7th, 2017
Lewis Chester

1961 vintage. Medium ruby hue. Wood, earth, cedar wood - not a lot of fruit left. Some smokey notes. Mushroom. Ok the palate, medium body and acidity, medium concentration. There's tannins for sure - touch rough. Medium finish. Not my favourite of the trio of '61 Bordeaux.

1961 vintage. Medium ruby hue. Wood, earth, cedar wood - not a lot of fruit left. Some smokey notes. Mushroom. Ok the palate, medium body and acidity, medium concentration. There's tannins for sure - touch rough. Medium finish. Not my favourite of the trio of '61 Bordeaux.

Nov 4th, 2016
Anders Wahlgren

Mature with all the components in place. Velvety tannins with very nice fruit and autumn notes. 1961 vintage.

Mature with all the components in place. Velvety tannins with very nice fruit and autumn notes. 1961 vintage.

Dec 31st, 2014