L'expression De Margaux 2010, Ac Margaux

Bordeaux Left Bank Bordeaux-Left Bank
Bordeaux, France

$33.95 (431734)

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91 pts
10
August 20, 2016

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Stylish and plush but balanced, this is a terrific mouthful of wine, perfectly balanced, with supple tannins that...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Well its pretty rare to find a 2010 Margaux under $50 that tastes like Margaux. I am not saying it is great Margaux....

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Mark Lesniak
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November 30/15

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This "grand vin" from Ulysse Cazabonne (Château Rauzan-Ségla?) isn't a great wine, thinning out and turning bitter, and lacking profundity, but as an introduction to Margaux that works well in its own right? Sure. The nose is just gorgeous, with an exceptional mix of blackberry and cedar supported by cassis, raspberry, graphite, and light pepper spice. The dark fruit is joined by sour currant on the palate, the overall richness cut by tangy acidity. There's undeniable elegance here, the structure of excellence, and this accessible Margaux certainly points to bigger and better things.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

A nice expression of Margaux, but mainly through the aromatics, which offer up blackberry, dark cherry, cassis, violets and mild oak influences. Less expressive on the palate. It's balanced, fairly long with softening tannins. In a nice drinking phase now but it lacks depth and concentration. I matched it side by side with Hidden Bench's '10 Terroir Cache in a 'Judgement of Ontario' and the Terroir Cache was the better of the two. The '12 Margaux was released in February and at a $5 jump in price, not sure it's worth picking up, particularly as '10 was the better vintage. April 2017

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