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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2006 (1) 94 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 (1) 95 WS 99 WA


CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2006 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ TASTED AT BORDEAUX INDEX'S ANNUAL 10-YEAR ON TASTING IN LONDON.THE 2006 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX HAS A SENSE OF AIRINESS AND WONDERFUL DEFINITION ON THE NOSE: WILD STRAWBERRY, REDCURRANT, CEDAR AND CRUSHED ROSES SOARING FROM THE GLASS, BUT IT NEVER STRIVES FOR THE OPULENCE OF SAY THE 2006 CHÂTEAU PALMER. THE PALATE IS VERY WELL BALANCED WITH FINE AND QUITE FIRM TANNIN IN THE MOUTH. THIS SEEMS TO BE APPROACHING ITS PLATEAU AFTER A DECADE. WHILE NOT A POWERFUL OR OSTENTATIOUS CHÂTEAU MARGAUX, IT EPITOMIZES UNDERSTATEMENT AND REFINEMENT IN A SIMILAR VEIN TO LAFITE-ROTHSCHILD. IT IS ONLY AFTER THE WINE HAS BEEN SWALLOWED THAT YOU APPRECIATE ITS QUALITIES AND YOU FEEL URGED TO GO BACK FOR ANOTHER SIP. TASTED JANUARY 2016. 94 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ THE 1996 CHATEAU MARGAUX, WHICH WAS BOTTLED IN SEPTEMBER, 1998, IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE GREAT CLASSICS PRODUCED UNDER THE MENTZELOPOULOS REGIME. IN MANY RESPECTS, IT IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHATEAU MARGAUX, AS WELL AS THE PARADIGM FOR THIS ESTATE, COMBINING MEASURED POWER, EXTRAORDINARY ELEGANCE, AND ADMIRABLE COMPLEXITY. I TASTED THE WINE ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS IN JANUARY, AND IN SHORT, IT'S A BEAUTY! THE COLOR IS OPAQUE PURPLE. THE WINE OFFERS EXTRAORDINARILY PURE NOTES OF BLACKBERRIES, CASSIS, PAIN GRILLE, AND FLOWERS, GORGEOUS SWEETNESS, A SEAMLESS PERSONALITY, AND FULL BODY, WITH NOTHING OUT OF PLACE. THE FINAL BLEND (85% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 10% MERLOT, AND THE REST PETIT VERDOT AND CABERNET FRANC) CONTAINS A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF CABERNET SAUVIGNON. IT TASTES COMPLETE AND LONG, ALTHOUGH BACKWARD. MY INSTINCTS SUGGEST THIS WINE WILL SHUT DOWN, BUT AT PRESENT IT IS OPEN-KNIT, TASTING LIKE A RECENTLY BOTTLED WINE. THE FRUIT IS EXCEPTIONALLY SWEET AND PURE, AND THERE ARE LAYERS OF FLAVOR IN THE MOUTH. I DO BELIEVE THIS WINE WILL DEVELOP AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFUME, AND POSSESS A HIGH LEVEL OF RICHNESS. ANTICIPATED MATURITY: 2005-2040. 95 WS 99 WA 2 BTS. PER LOT $1,100 - $1,300




Price Realised: $3018



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