Chateau Margaux, 1981

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%

Price:

$539.37 USD

Out of stock

Description

The 1981 Chateau Margaux is probably the best wine from a difficult vintage.

95 points Wine Spectator
The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around. (10/1994)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
In weight and texture, the 1981 Margaux is closest in style to the 1979. It is an outstanding wine, even in the company of the monumental wines of 1982, 1983, and 1986, although it does not have the power and weight of these vintages. It is still very dark ruby/purple-colored. The aromatics suggest ripe cassis fruit, spicy vanillin oakiness, and violets. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, concentrated, tannic, and extremely long. It is just beginning to open and evolve. Last tasted, 12/96. (RP) (1/1998)

Condition

Good level very top shoulder - good label

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