Château Margaux 1890–2010

Old plan of Ch Margaux

Fine-wine merchant Jan-Erik Paulson looks through his notebooks and shares his tasting notes on this famous Bordeaux first growth – and predicts that one young vintage will become a legend. See his similar reports on older vintages of Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron. See also this guide to our bordeaux verticals.

Château Margaux may well be the most famous wine in the world. Its name alone is sufficient to conjure up a picture of the wine’s style and elegance.

19th-century engraving of Ch Margaux

But these qualities have not always been in evidence as it has known more ups and downs than most other...