The Margaux du Château Margaux 2014 has benefited enormously from the outstanding selection made for this vintage. The Pavillon Rouge and Château Margaux assemblages make up just 60% of the harvest in 2014 which allowed the Margaux du Château Margaux to be enhanced by parcels previously used for Pavillon Rouge. The result is one of the finest vintages of this wine to date, composed in equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), and Merlot (49%) with a small percentage of Petit Verdot.
This wine has an immediate freshness, charm and elegance on the palate. The delicate, floral and fruity nose gives way to a gentle and smooth mouthfeel and finishes on a tighter note - a reminder that this is a concentrated wine with a bright future ahead of it.
Consumers have found this wine so hard to resist that we have decided to release a portion of this wine to retail starting in autumn 2019 and open it up to new, select markets, while continuing to focus, as we have from the first release of this wine, on top-quality restaurants.
After a very wet and mild winter, without any significant cold spells, spring was « normal »: May was rather cool and June was quite warm, so flowering happened on the usual dates, and under very favourable conditions; it was therefore very quick and homogenous, contrary to the previous year.
July didn’t bring us any great surprises, but August was particularly cool, without doubt one of the coldest we have seen in recent times. These low temperatures made it difficult for the grapes to change colour, which took a long time. Fortunately it didn’t rain much, but in neither July nor August did we have a really dry spell. As it often happens in Bordeaux, at the end of August anything was still possible; a prospect of a good vintage as well as of a mediocre one… The really fine sunny weather of September brought us exactly what we were hoping for: the heat and drought enabled the grapes to ripen perfectly, and the harvest to take place under ideal conditions. The complete opposite to what happened in 2013… The white harvest took place from the 15th to the 19th of September, and the red harvest from the 29th of September to the 10th of October.