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Margaux: Vintages to Cellar

The Elegant Left Bank Appellation 

  • Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Medoc district of Bordeaux. Situated on the Left Bank approximately 25 kilometers north of the city of Bordeaux, Margaux is the warmest major appellation on the Left Bank. FTWC has hundreds of high-quality Margaux examples on offer, including dozens of vintages of Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, and Chateau Rauzan-Segla. 

Outstanding Vintages

  • The wines listed below are all examples of recent exceptional vintages. These vintages are consistently scored in the upper 90s of a 100-point scale, and as a result are the most coveted bottles from their respective producers.

  • These wines are deemed “cellar vintages” due to their complex structure and time needed to store in cellar and develop. Many of these wines have the capacity to live and mature in bottle for decades to come. Collectors and investors alike seek out these pristine vintages. 

Vintage Ratings*

2009: 97 pts.

  • Lush, rich and beautifully polished reds. Top Margaux estates made glorious wines.

2010: 99 pts.

  • Ripe and powerful, with racy tannins and acidity for balance. More structure-driven than the oppoulent 2009, with better definition of fruit; should be very long-lived. 

2015: 94 pts. 

  • Extremely dry season saved by rain at veraison led to an even crop of ripe and lush reds. Margaux is truly special.

2016: 97 pts.

  • A year of extremes, with a very rainy spring backed by a very dry summer. Cabernet relished the drought, yielding reds that are ripe and tannic, but also racy, fresh and full of aromas; yields normal to above normal.

* Per Wine Spectator




  • 1. 1855 Classification

    Margaux had the largest concentration of classified chateaux in the famed 1855 Bordeaux Classification with 21 designations. 20 of these are still classified as cru classe to this day!

  • 2. An Elegant Nose

    Margaux wines are said to be among the most elegant in all of Bordeaux, with adjectives such as soft, supple, perfumed, graceful and nimble consistently appearing in many distinguished tasters’ notes.

  • 3. A Versatile Terroir

    Margaux has possibly the most diverse terroir in all of Bordeaux. Soils may include any combination of clay, gravel, limestone, and stones. These different soil types breed an array of classic “Bordeaux Blend” grapes with Cabernet Sauvignon being the most important; other grapes include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.

  • 4. Collectible Prospects

    Margaux is the only appellation in Bordeaux to feature a Chateau of its namesake, Chateau Margaux. Other collectible, sought-after and age-worthy examples include Chateau Palmer, Chateau Rauzan-Segla, and Chateau Lascombes.

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