Chateau Margaux 2012
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Chateau Margaux 2012 is almost a great vintage, ultimately not that far removed from the 2010. It has more power, and the same purity, balance and charm.
The Cabernet Sauvignons 87% are remarkable: powerful, dense, full-bodied and refined. The two usual batches of Merlot 10% as well as the small batch of Cabernet Franc 2% that usually join them didn’t fail but aren’t better than in 2011. As for our only old plot of Petit Verdot, it produced a superb wine, very different from the younger ones.
This year’s blend has a density and remarkable flesh, without depriving it of its finesse with an amazing potential.