Wine Advocate: 97-99/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, plus 1% of Petit Verdot, representing 28% of the total production. This is the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon apart from 2013, which was due to the poor Merlot. It was cropped around 50 hectoliters per hectare depending on the grape variety, for example it could be up to 65 hectoliters per hectare in some sectors. Lucid in color, it has a detailed and precise bouquet with mineral-rich blackberry, raspberry coulis and limestone scents. It feels very perfumed, though not powerful like many Grand Vins in 2016. The palate is a different creature to the aromatics. Here is the intensity of the vintage with shimmering black fruit laced with spice, a killer line of acidity and an irresistible crescendo on the finish. Then, graphite lingering on the aftertaste, a nod to Pauillac perhaps. The aftertaste is so long you could probably write a letter to your friend enthusing about this wine before the aftertaste fades. Doubtless it is destined to be compared to the magnificent 2015 Château Margaux and to be truthful, there´s a hair´s breadth between them. In a word: crystalline.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2026-2070 James Suckling: 98-99/100 Punkte ´´A purity of fruit marks this Margaux with lots of currant and berry character. Full body, bright acidity and round tannins. It´s a larger and more expanded style of Margaux. A wine with a heart and body. Strong.´´ Weinwisser: 20/20 Punkte ´´… (94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 28% Grand Vin) Samtenes, dichtes, komplexes, süsses, cremiges Bouquet, Cassis, Himbeergelee, Feuerstein, Tabak, Trüffel, Korinthen, Eukalyptus. Konzentrierter, vielschichtiger, kraftvoller, eleganter Gaumen mit kräftiger, süsser, vielfältiger Aromatik, sehr viel feinem Tannin, dichtverwobener, cremiger, fein muskulöser Struktur, sehr langer, kraftvoller, süsser, aromatischer Abgang. Vinous: 97-96/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Margaux is magnificent in the best tradition of the Château Margaux style, which always speaks more to finesse than power. Above all else, the 2016 is a wine of superb persistence, understated power and total refinement. There is wonderful depth and intensity to the ripe red and purplish-hued fruits, accompanied by mint, rose petal and sweet spice overtones that develop in the glass. The 2016 finishes with great aromatic lift and freshness. It has been absolutely compelling on the two occasions I have tasted it so far.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 97-99/100 Punkte ´´This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine is packed with firm tannins and a dark, dense structure. It is seriously concentrated and powerful in its impression. Magnificent fruit contrasts with the structure to suggest a wine ready for long-term aging.´´ Decanter: 92/100 Punkte ´´This is beautifully fragrant, with the highest ever level of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Pavillon because the Merlots were not quite up to their usual high standard, and two plots that usually go into the grand vin were put into this instead. This has a taut structure, with black cherry and cassis from a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Clear, precise, complex black fruits and charcoal edging provide finesse to this very pretty and successful wine, although it will struggle to live up to the legendary 2015. The reds at Margaux finished up on 18th October after a full month of picking, one of the longest on record. The berries were smaller in size than last year, but there were more of them per vine, hence the higher yield that still achieves great concentration. Pavillon this year was 26% of the overall harvest, compared to 23% last year. 70IPT.´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.