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Chateau Margaux

Chateau MargauxChateau Margaux is one of the grandest buildings amongst the Médoc châteaux. A chequered period of ownership in the 19th and early 20th century meant that the quality of some Margaux vintages was patchy. The change in ownership in 1977 restored the property to its rightful status. Since then Ch. Margaux has progressed to produce some legendary wines as well as displaying consistency through the not so good years.

The estate has 82 hectares under vine, with Cabernet Sauvignon dominant (75%) with 20% Merlot making up most of the rest, along with a smattering of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Typically, about 12,000 cases of Grand Vin are produced.

Margaux wines are renowned for its perfumed elegance, structure, layers of complexity, and formidable length.

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Chateau Margaux, 2008

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe

Reviews
This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux.
Score: 94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot.
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Chateau Margaux, 2004

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe MAGNUM Bottle

With as much Merlot in the blend as the 1990 and 1996 the quality of this wine is as good as any vintage that winemaker Paul Pontallier can remember. This is as fabulous and exciting as the 2000 had been at a similar stage. The nose was simply beautiful - ripe, fine sweet, elegant and powerful with huge potential. The palate is expansive and multi-faceted. Alongside Latour, this is one of the two wines of the vintage.
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Price: £845.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1993

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe

92 Points - Robert Parker

Less than 50% of Margaux's 1993 harvest made the grade for the estate's "grand vin." A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and the 2% Cabernet Franc, Margaux's 1993 is atypically supple and seductive. It offers an impressively saturated ruby/purple color, an intense fragrance of red and black fruits, toast, and spring flowers, and a voluptuously-textured, multi-layered personality, with expansive, sweet, ripe fruit. It is surprisingly forward, without the mouth-aching tannin possessed by many 1993s. The wine is medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, and reminiscent of this property's splendid 1985.
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Price: £325.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1986

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe

96 points - Parker
96 points - Wine Journal

"The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050.
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Chateau Margaux, 1983

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 96 points Robert Parker ***
*** 96 Points Wine Journal ***

Reviews
"As I have noted consistently, this can be a breathtaking wine, but having tasted it close to a dozen times since the last edition of this book, over half the bottles were marred by tainted corks. In fact, one would almost wonder if there was TCA problem in part of the wine storage area. The percentage of corked half-bottles is even higher than in the regular format. However, when clean this 1983, which has seemingly reached full maturity far faster than I would have guessed a mere four years ago, has a dense, murky plum/purple color and a gorgeous nose of smoked herbs,
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Chateau Margaux, 1973

Margaux, 1st Growth Classification, vts, good label

Red with brown rim. Beautiful colour. Berries and forest floor on the nose. A marginally short taste with a bitterness that disappeared after about ten minutes. The wine is resolved and there are no hard edges.
Outperforms the vintage in a stunning manner.
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Price: £235.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1969

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe (label bin soiled)

he 1969 Chateau Margaux has been fully mature for more than two decades. It is medium ruby with some amber/orange colour at the edges, possessing a light-intensity, fragrant bouquet suggestive of berry fruit and oak. On the palate, the flavours reveal adequate fruit and concentration, but the acidity is sharp in the finish.
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Price: £345.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1959

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 93 Points Average Cellar Tracker Reviews ***

Reviews:
"Quite bricked through but still a deep core, the nose leaps from the glass with cedar, cigar box and still a bit of fruit. Delicious in the mouth, a lot more fruit with black currants still vibrant and full of life, there's a bit of tobacco and just the faintest of tannins to give it a lovely texture. Really long. But the perfume is the thing here which is just mesmerising." Cellar Tracker Review 2014.
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Price: £595.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1999

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe

94 Points - Robert Parker
95+ Points - Wine Journal

"The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs.
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Chateau Margaux, 1986

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe

96 points - Parker
96 points - Wine Journal

"The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050.
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Price: £425.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1985

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe, high mid shoulder,

*** 95 Points - Robert Parker ***
*** 96 Points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews
"Approaching full maturity, this beautifully sweet Chateau Margaux has a dense plum/purple color and a huge, sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toast, underbrush, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannin and a fleshy, juicy, very succulent and multi-layered mid-palate, this expansive, velvety wine has entered its plateau of maturity, where it should remain (assuming good storage) for at least another 10-15 years. A very delicious, seductive, and opulent Chateau Margaux to drink over the next two decades.
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Chateau Margaux, 1984

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 93-95 Points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews
"A sensational bottle that simply defied every rule about Bordeaux. Intense liquorish, cherry liqueur nose: very rich. Thick exotic, rounded palate with super-ripe Merlot. Reminds me of a Petrus! Very complex with spicy, fleshy finish. This bottle is high-toned, succulent and quite delicious. Beyond my wildest expectations. " Neil Martin, Wine Journal 2004
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Chateau Margaux, 1982

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe

Deep ruby-red. Boysenberry, cassis, toasty oak and bitter chocolate on the slightly dusty nose. Penetrating and powerful quite dry but almost exotically ripe, with sappy berry flavors complicated by graphite and licorice notes. Finishes very tannic and very long, with a strongly spicy character.
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Chateau Margaux, 1979

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 93 Points - Robert parker ***

Reviews: This wine is just now reaching full maturity, much later than I initially expected. It is a classy, elegant example of Margauxpossessing a dark ruby/purple color, and a moderately intense nose of sweet black currant fruit intermixed with minerals, vanillin, and floral scents. The wine is medium-bodied, with beautifully sweet fruit. This linear, more compressed style of Margaux possesses a good inner-core of sweet fruit, and a charming, harmonious personality. Although not a blockbuster, it is aging effortlessly, and appears to take on more character with each passing year.
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Chateau Margaux, 1970

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe mid shoulder

A lovely sweetness of fruit emerges, with light raspberry and cherry aromas. Very attractive. On the palate the wine is now quite thin, but it is at that wonderful, ethereal stage of old clarets teetering on the brink of dry acidity, but still enough sweet, elegant fruit and cedary, old-wood finesse to make for absolutely lovely drinking.
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Chateau Margaux, 1967

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe

The 1969 Chateau Margaux has been fully mature for more than two decades. It is medium ruby with some amber/orange colour at the edges, possessing a light-intensity, fragrant bouquet suggestive of berry fruit and oak. On the palate, the flavours reveal adequate fruit and concentration, but the acidity is sharp in the finish.
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Price: £225.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1966

Margaux 1er grand Cru Classe

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This has always been one of the best examples of Margaux during its period of mediocrity. Too light for a wine of first-growth standards, it has continued to exhibit some of the fabulous fragrance for which Margaux is famous. Soft, round, fruity flavors are suggestive of herbs, cedar, mushrooms, plums, and caramel. (RP) (1/1998)
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Chateau Margaux, 1964

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe

So this was quite a surprise. Much more going than expected. Showed age in the color but more aroma than expected. Stewed fruits, truffle, forrest floor, prunes, small amount of tobacco here and there. Fine tannins with a mid level finish. taste was still a bit of secondary fruits and even towards a cherry cola and a long satisfying finish.

*CellarTracker Review 2014*
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Chateau Margaux, 1957

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe (Half bottle - Low shoulder)

Reviews
Served blind, this ruby and brick colored wine was filled with tea, spice, truffle, cigar box, floral, baked cherry and smoky aromatics. Medium bodied and high in acidity, the wine finished with elegant textures, soime green flavors and hints of strawberry. - Cellar Tracker
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Chateau Margaux, 1952

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe - poor label - top shoulder


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Chateau Margaux, 1948

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe - in neck

he 1948 Margaux had pleasing aromas of wafer and bread along with forward cassis and a hint of tobacco. There was great nuttiness here, but its palate was a bit sweet, almost cough syrupy. It had a full, gritty finish but was a touch medicinal (90). John Capon review 2011
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