James and Philippe Bascaules, the managing director of Chateau Margaux, talk about the estate's latest releases, including the Chateau Margaux Margaux 2019.
"'19 from the beginning was an exceptional vintage," Philippe says. "It has the same level of concentration" as the '18, but with a small change: the rain between merlot and cabernet sauvignon that "changed completely the style of the cabernet sauvignon." The result in the '19, he said, is a wine that has a lot of charm and is open: "In '19, I think we have a great expression of Chateau Margaux."
James says upon tasting the Margaux Margaux 2019 that it "really has this aroma of crushed stones, like the soil of Margaux." Philippe agrees, saying the minerality is an indication of a fresh and pure wine.
Have a listen to their conversation about vintage, vinification and winemaking, which lasts until the 14:31 mark, when they turn their attention to tasting.