Reviews of Château Margaux 2005
2005 is a truly great, pure Château Margaux vintage!
First of all, it has all of its class : that incomparable nose of finesse, grace and depth that belongs solely to its terroir and is only found in a few dream vintages. It also has its power: its concentration is exceptional, superior to 2000 and even 2003. It comes through first in the colour, which has unprecedented intensity, and on the palate with extraordinary density and length. And yet its power does not have the last word; voluptuousness and harmony are also the hallmarks of this vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon (85% of the blend) is of course largely responsible for this balance, as it reached perfect ripeness without the alcoholic degree going over 13. The only Merlot which joined it (8% of the blend) is the only batch which didn’t reach 14°. Finally, beyond all these qualities and all this grace, Château Margaux has one essential virtue, which it will go on having for many more years; it is the ability to bring as much enjoyment in drinking it as in tasting it.
Alcohol content: 13%
Serve between 12ºC and 16ºC
Optimal consumption period: 2005-2030
We recommend to decant the wine 1 hour before serving
Pairing: Aged Cheese, Game Animals, Grilled Red Meats, Legume, Roasts, Stews.
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