With 1100 hectares in the appellation and a wide diversity of soils across its many châteaux, Margaux has often been described as 'all over the place' when compared to the homogeneity of Saint-Julien. Margaux was still all over the place in 2009, but in the positive sense that almost every wine tasted of where it came from. Brane-Cantenac and Boyd-Cantenac might share a name, but their soils are very different, so are their wines. The steady improvements in overall quality in this commune have come to splendid fruition in 2009. Steven Spurrier

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