Good medium ruby. Pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Sweet, pliant and fleshy, with a fairly high pH feel for a Medoc wine from this vintage. But the black fruit flavors are nonetheless juicy. Finishes with rich tannins that dust the entire palate. Contrary to popular belief, owner Philippe Forgeron has made this wine since 2001; Muriel Thunevin was responsible for the 1999 and 2000 vintages.
Robert Parker 90
This beautiful Margaux offers expressive notes of spring flowers, licorice, incense, and sweet blackberries and currants. Supple-textured with a savory, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannin, and beautiful purity, it is a lovely effort that should drink well young yet keep for 12-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2022
Muriel Thunevin’s Margaux is a very deep crimson with a pale rim. Tight, dusty palate impression and then pinched on the finish with dry tannins, but there are attractive tea leaf aromas. It might just lose that iron corset to reveal something prettier.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020