94 Insider Points
Exclusivity is a Beautiful Thing
Especially when you're talking about a Pauillac-Marguax collaboration. I was super excited when I heard we were getting these in. We've moved through a couple of these labels already, and this is the next one to hit the scene. As a Bordeux-lover, this is something that I really geeked out on. Highly recommended for those fellow Bordeaux-geeks out there.
Red brick, black cherry and leather aromas. Medium-full bodied with velvety texture. Rich cranberry, pomegranate, rosemary herbs, cherry and juicy acidity. Bright and sharp through the finish. This is all there is in the US, I'm going to have to stash a few bottles for the home collection. 94 Points - JZ July '18
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pauillac AOC, Bordeaux, France
This is a US Exclusive and Direct Import wine whose sum delivers even greater than the insanely impressive parts. Coming from the 2014 Pauillac (AKA: the star appellation of the vintage!), the fruit hails from Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, synonomous with $150 Super Second *nearly first Growth Cru Classé bottlings. Then, Margaux's famed Château Kirwan took this coveted fruit and made this wine in its iconic fashion. All together, the wine is pure style, sophistication and sheer elegance, for a value that's inconceivable.
And from that acclaimed year, here, from world-renowned, aristocratic Chateau Margaux--hailed one of the greatest chateaux in the greatest subregion of the greatest winemaking region of France, the wine is quite the standout. Showing its breed and elegance from the first sip, it's a seriously special wine and 'a joy to taste'.
- Chateau Margaux was one of the few Bordeaux chateaux to achieve Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 Classification--and that was no small feat back then, just as it still is today. Over time Chateau Margaux turned out some of the most luxurious and pricey bottles the world had ever seen (while their library increased in value as well: a 1787 bottle was priced at over $400,000).
- There’s Bordeaux; and then there’s Medoc within; and then there’s Pauillac within Medoc; and in Pauillac is centered so much of the excitement in Bordeaux at large, with 18 of the 61 classified wines being produced there, many of which are the best. The region boasts the deepest gravel in Bordeaux, and there’s a whole range of styles being produced owing to the variable terroir and large differences amongst the various chateaux.
- Pauillac was a strong contender for the best commune of 2014--Chateau Margaux definitely made a good selection that year; with little regularity to the growing season, Pauillac turned out many different styles of wines, highly variable, though all bare that distinct “Pauillac” mark of complexity with rich black currant, cranberry, and cedary notes.
- The bottle will lay down nicely for a number of years, though the precise refinement it boasts now will have you pouring many more glasses. We’re honored to be the only ones that can introduce you to Chateau Margaux’s fantastic play on the fantastic terroir in Pauillac.
An extraordinary elegant, fruit driven nose. Very sophisticated Merlot driven fine wine that shows its real pedigree. Beginning to drink well already, you'll taste a mixture of darker fruits and liquorice as well as some tobacco notes.
Specialising in the selection of Grands Crus and small châteaux, the SCHRÖDER & SCHŸLER wine trading company has been writing its history since 1739 and is a proven expert in winemaking and brand creation.
Founded nearly 280 years ago, SCHRÖDER & SCHŸLER is one of the oldest family-owned houses specialised in the wine trade in Bordeaux. Yann Schÿler, the current director, is today the 8th generation of the family to lead the company.
The Schÿler family is also the owner of Château Kirwan (Margaux - Grand Cru Classé of 1855). Just like the trading house, this prestigious château is one of the very few large properties remaining in family hands.
Pair this beauty with a succulent steak with a side of grilled mushrooms seasoned with truffle salt.