Bordeaux 2006 - Margaux

by Steven Spurrier. On paper, the weather pattern favoured Margaux rather than the northern Medoc, but although there was overall good quality in this usually very diverse appellation, there were very few outstanding wines. Gonzague Lurton of Durfort-Vivens said that the winter had not been cold enough to allow the wines to “decant” properly and that they would benefit from a really cold spell next winter to brighten them up. There were some over-extracted, raw wines and those chateaux going for elegance came off best. Quality is certainly better than 2004, the very hot 2003 where many of the wines were cooked, and the rather light 2002. There will be some interesting comparisons over time between 2001, which was a success for the appellation.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau La Tour de Bessan

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Chateau La Bessane

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Chateau La Gurgue

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Blason d’Issan

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Chateau Margaux, 1er Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Margaux France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau d'Issan, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau d'Issan N/A N/A 2006

Chateau Pouget, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Pouget France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Boyd Cantenac, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Boyd-Cantenac N/A N/A 2006

Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Brane-Cantenac France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Cantenac-Brown, Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Cantenac-Brown France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau d’Angludet

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Chateau Dauzac, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Dauzac France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Desmirail, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Desmirail France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau du Tertre, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau du Tertre [Margaux] France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Durfort-Vivens

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Chateau Ferriere, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Ferriere France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Giscours, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Giscours France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Kirwan, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Kirwan [Maison Schroder & Schyler] France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Lascombes, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Lascombes France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Marquis d’Alesme-Becker, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Marquis d'Alesme France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Malescot-Saint-Exupery, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Malescot-Saint-Exupery France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Marquis de Terme, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Marquis de Terme France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Prieure-Lichine France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Rauzan-Gassies, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Rauzan-Gassies France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Rauzan-Segla France Bordeaux 2006

Chateau Siran

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux

N/A N/A N/A 2006

Chateau Palmer, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Palmer N/A N/A 2006

Alter Ego de Palmer

N/A N/A N/A 2006