This is not a huge Margaux. It goes for perfumed fruit, elegance and ripe tannins. It is beautiful and restrained.
Calling the ’01 Margaux reminiscent of the ’85 and ’99 vintages and awarding it 93 points, Robert Parker describes it as, “an elegant, seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color, and a beautiful nose of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, and cedar. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, this forward, opulent beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. This is one of the most elegant wines of the vintage.”