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2011 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • mrgarreth Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 6, 2022 - Deep and concentrated ruby in the glass and deep and concentrated on the nose too. Loads of raspberry, boysenberry, and blackcurrant fruit, with leather, smoke, and charred wood notes. It is so silky smooth in the mouth - the tannins are gentle and caressing, the complexity unfolding over minutes on the palate. It is aristocratic in that Margaux way, revealing new aromas with every sip.

    Pure elegance.

  • Cailles wrote: 96 points

    November 10, 2021 - Bordeaux 2011 - 10 Years On - 30 Reds: All tasted blind, not decanted. A few observations: 1) As expected, it's a mediocre vintage with many wines lacking depth and mid palate weight of great vintages. My average score for the reds was 91.3 pts vs group scores at more recent horizontals for 2010 (93.0), 2000 (92.7) and 2009 (93.9). 2) I expected more green/unripe notes and drying tannins but that is not the case (hence the solid 91.3 average). Most wines showed well-made (with only 6 out of 30 reds rated below 90 pts). 3) Left bank (average 91.8 pts) clearly trumps right bank (90.6) thanks to more mid palate substance. 4) Virtually no wine showed a) over extracted and already dying and b) with far too much ripeness. Both 2009/2010 (and 2015/2018) have several wines with these problem. 5) Most wines are in a good drinking window. Although not yet with tertiary complexity, the structure has softened and the wines are open (even without extended decanting). 6) Unfortunately (due to price), the best reds were Le Pin (97+ pts), Margaux (96), Petrus (96) and Mouton (95). 7) Good vintage for Sauternes it seems (we tasted only two) with a surprising Giraud (96 pts) beating a too sweet Yquem (93).

    TN: Nicely expressive nose with fine red, dark red, dark and blue berries, floral aromas and coffee and luxurious oak aromas. Superb nose. Same is true for the palate with such a blast of fresh red currant, some darker berries, floral aromas, minerality, some tobacco. Nicely complex, superb precision, good attack, mid palate weight and quite long finish. The complete package and I love the freshness and lightness here. This bottle showed clearly better than a bottle 18 months ago (rated 90). Easily worth 95-96 pts.

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  • b swan wrote: 95 points

    July 8, 2021 - J.A. 2021-44

  • BLam Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 12, 2021 - It was a special wine for Lucas at his special day. We double decanted it an hour before serving. A typical floral aroma for Ch. Margaux but not as forward as other hot vintages, silky palate with elegant texture and long after taste.

  • WeschesterNY74 Does not like this wine: 80 points

    September 4, 2020 - DONT BUY IT! You can get a 2009 Pontet Canet or Pape Clement for half the price and they are great wines.
    I could taste fruit but with bitter after taste. I think if I paid $20 (not a typo) I would still be upset about it. Enough said

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    Bordeaux 2011: The top rated wines tasted 10 years on, 2/19/2021 (link)

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    Mar/Apr 2012, Issue #38, The 2011 Bordeaux Vintage Unprecedented Conditions Lead to Very Mixed Quality, But With Some Truly Outstanding Gems to Be Found

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 400002988519, 607921015368

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  • Pending Delivery 236 (11%)
  • In Cellars 1,717 (79%)
  • Consumed 233 (11%)

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Community Recommendations

BBQ, Black Pepper, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Red meat, Smoked, Alliums (onions), allspice, Beef, Cured meat

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