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While it was a difficult vintage for producers in the Bordeaux appellation of Margaux, this is a guide to help you find the best wines in Margaux from the 2011 vintage.
Lalande de Pomerol, located next to Pomerol, previously moribund appellation continues getting better! This should help you find the best wines and values in the region for the 2011 vintage.
The continuing thread of wines made at Chateau Margaux is found in the nose. Even though the wines are bigger and riper, the perfume remains constant.
2011 Palmer is produced from the lowest yields since 1961. Part of those low yields emanate from the use of optical sorting, which is not the normal practice for Palmer.
After 2009 and 2010, John Kolasa is happy to have produced a wine with lower alcohol with more freshness and balance. This will also allow the wine to age better for Rauzan Segla.
Jean Luc Zuger spent more time sorting this difficult vintage in the vineyards and cellars. Zuger agrees 2011 lacks the density of 2009 and 2010, but feels the wine is as good as, or better than 2006 and 2008.
Emmanuel Cruse did not compare 2011 with 2010, his personal favorite, 2009, or 2005. However, Cruse felt 2011 d’Issan better than other recent years, for example, 2008, 2006 and 2004.