In what is perhaps the woodiest wine region in the world, Chateau Bel Air Marquis d’Aligre is aging his Margaux in concrete vats. The result is quite remarkable. This is extremely youthful with lots of primary fruit shining. The soft leather note is beginning to show. Some meaty and earthy tones are flashing out well. The tannins are resolved, or were they there in the first place? It’s definitely a light-handed wine with minimal extraction. The wine is silky in the mouth. I mean it, silky like a Burgundy. Eh, this is the gentlest Margaux I’ve ever tasted. There’s something seemingly volatile on the mid to end palate, but I kind of like it because it seems to elevate the cherry flavor. Blend of predominantly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, with a big of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere. This is definitely a wine I’d keep a lookout for and offer to fellow wine geeks.