Farr Vintners Logo

Marojallia 2005

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Margaux
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

View all vintages of this wine


Tasting Notes

Billing itself as the first “garage wine” from the appellation of Margaux, this comes from a property owned by Philippe Porcheron. The wine, made with meticulous care by the partnership of Muriel Andraud and Jean-Luc Thunevin, consistently performs well above its pedigree. Still youthful, exuberant and rich, this wine has a dense ruby/purple color and beautiful notes of violets, graphite and crème de cassis as well as some blueberry fruit. It is well-endowed, medium to full-bodied, and stunningly proportioned. This wine should continue to evolve and drink well for another 15 or more years. Drink 2015 - 2030.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

Possibly the finest Marojallia made to date, the 2005 boasts an opaque blue/black color as well as a beautiful perfume of acacia flowers, creme de cassis, blueberries, licorice, and subtle smoke and mineral characteristics. Full-bodied, elegant, pure, and dense, with sensational texture, sweet tannin, and a stunning finish, it will be at its finest between 2012-2025.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

This is the finest effort yet produced by this garagiste Margaux operation. Its inky/black/purple color and gorgeous aromas of melted licorice, sweet creme de cassis, blackberries, smoke, and melted licorice are spectacular. Full-bodied and powerful yet incredibly fresh, well-delineated, and layered, this stunningly proportioned 2005 should age effortlessly for 25+ years. Stunning!

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006
Please note that these tasting notes/scores are not intended to be exhaustive and in some cases they may not be the most recently published figures. However, we always do our best to add latest scores and reviews when these come to our attention. We advise customers who wish to purchase wines based simply on critical reviews to carry out further research into the latest reports.