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Château Margaux 2020 En Primeur: “Another great Margaux”

  • The wine has been released internationally for £5,196 (12×75).
  • The most consistently highly rated First Growth of the vintage.
  • Looks good value versus its back vintages.

Château Margaux 2020 has been released En Primeur for €432 per bottle ex-négociant, up 30% on the 2019’s opening price.

The wine is being offered for £5,196 per case by the international trade. This is 3.4% less than the current Market Price of the 2019.

The new release looks good value among current physical vintages. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical Opinion

Margaux’s 2020 wine has been one of the most consistently rated wines of the vintage. It was the only First Growth where Neal Martin improved his 2019 score, to a 97-99 point bracket.

“This is a classically styled Château Margaux… Cerebral and sophisticated, and one of the wines of the Left Bank in 2020,” he said.

Jane Anson (Decanter) agreed, rating it 99-points and naming it her wine of the Left Bank as well. Antonio Galloni (also 97-99) commented: “Margaux is very clearly one of the wines of the vintage in 2020. It’s a tremendous effort from the team led by estate manager Philippe Bascaules.”

“Another great Margaux,” agreed James Suckling who awarded it 99-100 points.

Fair Value

As highlighted in a recent post on Fair Value, Margaux had a sizeable cushion when it came to price increases.

Even with a 30% increase on the 2019 release price, the 2020 still comes away looking good value relative to its back vintages.

It is less expensive than the 98-point rated 2016 and 2005 vintages and also less expensive than the 2019, 2010 and 2009 which have scores of 97.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2020 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.