Ruby black color. Delicate, peppery, savory aromas of roasted green peppers, spiced olives, dried fruits, and potter's clay with a silky, lively, dryish medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length nutskins and cocoa finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A dry, nicely balanced and lively Margaux.
As the Gironde river flows out to the sea past the city of Bordeaux, it meets another river, the Dordogne, and forms a tidal estuary known as the Garonne. The strip of land between the estuary and the Atlantic is known as the Medoc. It's not much to look at, but certain parts of it, given the right weather conditions, can produce some of the world's greatest wines. Within the Medoc, the most glamorous appellations include Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, and St. Estephe. Though there are minor differences between them, they can be broadly generalized as producing firm, intense, flavorful reds, among them some of the world's premier expressions of cabernet sauvignon.