Saturday, January 30, 2010

UGC Bordeaux - 2007 Margaux


Tasting 2007 Margaux

I expected the elegant, feminine wines of Margaux to do well in this kind of vintage. As always, isn't the key often to manage against over-extraction and over-oaking? How come it seems so hard for people to understand that you can't claim to represent terroir if you try to make wine to fit a certain style??!! I was underwhelmed, to say the least, by Margaux. I mean, why not work within the confines of the vintage? So many of these wines were just so stylized, so overdone that there was little substance.

Château D’Angludet - good fruit, strucutred, spicy, very bold
Château Dauzac - tannic, earthy, good fruit
Château Giscours - oaky, mustry, damp brettanomyces, underwhelming
Château Kirwan - forward oak, finely structured, elegant
Château Labégorce - very structured, fruit is hiding, bitter
Château Lascombes - oaky, bit clunkily tannic
Château Marquis de Terme - good fruit, round, structured
Château Ferrière - soft, round, unremarkable
Château Haut-Bages Libéral - good sweet fruit, round, candied

Photo courtesy of ROKChoi.


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