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Chateau Margaux, 1er Cru Classe, Margaux

Chateau Margaux - Chateau Margaux, 1er Cru Classe, Margaux 1996

France
Red Wine from Bordeaux · France
Price: £1,100.00
Case Rate: £1,100.00
Ex Tax: £916.67
Country:
Wine Region: Bordeaux
Wine Area: Margaux
Winery: Chateau Margaux
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Grape Percentage: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Limited Stock: (2 btls)
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Rating 100 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Bordeaux
Wine Area: Margaux
Winery: Chateau Margaux
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Grape Percentage: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades.

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Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (1996) - 100 pts

The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s. Tasted July 2016.