Lot 193

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 (2) 98 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) 95 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (2) 94 WA


CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2000 (2) PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ STAINED LABELS THE 2000 LATOUR (A RELATIVELY ABUNDANT 14,000 CASES COMPARED TO WHAT THEY PRODUCED IN 2009, 2008, OR 2005) IS “PACKED AND STACKED.” THE EXTREMELY RICH, BLACK/PURPLE COLOR TO THE RIM IS FOLLOWED BY A WINE WITH SOME SUBTLE SMOKE, LOADS OF MINERALS, A HINT OF VANILLA, AND PLENTY OF CREME DE CASSIS AS WELL AS ROASTED MEAT AND A SLIGHT SCORCHED EARTH CHARACTER. BROAD, SAVORY, AND RICH, THE WINE SEEMS TO BE ABOUT 5 YEARS AWAY FROM FULL MATURITY AND SHOULD DRINK WELL FOR AT LEAST 40-50 MORE YEARS. A GREAT EFFORT, PROBABLY ECLIPSED ONLY BY 2003 AND 2009. JUNE 2010 98 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ V. HS. THE 1999 CHATEAU MARGAUX HAS BEEN THE STANDOUT FIRST GROWTH SINCE I FIRST TASTED THE WINE FROM BARREL. NOW REACHING ITS PLATEAU OF MATURITY, IT HAS AN UNDERSTATED NOSE AT FIRST, ARMED WITH IMPRESSIVE MINERALITÉ WITH A GORGEOUS GRAPHITE SEAM. THE DEFINITION AND PRECISION HERE IS TOP CLASS. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED AND SMOOTH IN TEXTURE, VERY HARMONIOUS AND ASSURED, SURPRISINGLY WITH SOME NEW OAK STILL TO BE FULLY ASSIMILATED INTO THE WINE. THE SIGNATURE MARGAUX TRAITS OF CRUSHED BLACK CHERRIES AND VIOLETS COMES THROUGH TOWARDS THE FINISH, SUGGESTIONS OF RASPBERRY RESERVE AND DESICCATED ORANGE PEEL ENHANCING THE LONG FINISH. PERHAPS I MIGHT TEMPER MY INITIAL ENTHUSIASM FOR THE 1999 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX...BUT ONLY SLIGHTLY. IT COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. TASTED MAY 2016. 95 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (2) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ U. 1 TS. 94 WA 5 BTS. PER LOT $3,500 - $4,100




Price Realised: $5478



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