José Peñín’s Selection (90 Points)
You have to be very detailed and precise in order to create a wine of high quality but still affordable. Especially, if it is from a municipality like Margaux, bearing in mind that Margaux is not a brand of the mythical château, but a territory. It is an area benefited by limestones and gravel soil. This gives its wines elegance and figure, which some critics, very given to frivolous comparisons, have even affirmed these red wines from this zone to be the Medoc Burgundies.
It is possible that 2014 harvest, without losing the elegance of this “apellation controlee”, is characterized by its greater maturity, which brings it closer to the Medoc portrait of the wines to reserve.
Why have I chosen it?
Without a shadow of a doubt, because of the guarantee of one of the three Médoc most prestigious areas, and because it has convinced me more than 2013 harvest, which gave fruit taste, but without the complexity of 2014. Its aroma is slightly closed, which suggests being reserved, with a successful balance between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Its elegance, due to its medium-light structure, offers silky tannins. Its brilliant maroon colour vividness and its varietal character merge with fine and creamy smoked oak.
Wine making: The harvest is the one traditional in Bordeaux, it is executed in boxes of 25 kg from vineyards of Margaux municipality. Fermentation takes place in a steel tank, followed by ageing for a few months in wood tubs.