Chateau Margaux, 1986

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe

Bottle size: 75cl

Price:

$735.29 USD

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Description

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." PArker Bordeaux 3rd Edition

"This has a gorgeous, opulent, ravishing nose with blackberries, red cherries a touch of cigar box, vanilla pod and cassis. Damn sexy. The palate is between medium- and full-bodied with vibrant acidity cutting a swathe through those thick chewy tannins. It has a wonderful minerally core, still youthful and vibrant with a voluptuous, glycerin-rich finish inflected with a touch of fresh tobacco. A great Chateau Margaux with years ahead. Drink now-2020+ Tasted November 2006." Neil Martin, Wine Journal

Condition

levelin neck, labels slightly bin soiled

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