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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001 (1) 94 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2002 (1) 92 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 (1) 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (1) 94 WA


CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2001 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ THE 2001 CHATEAU MARGAUX CONTINUES TO EVOLVE IN IMPRESSIVE FASHION. THE NOSE FEELS SENSUAL, VEERING TOWARDS RED RATHER THAN BLACK FRUIT, WITH DISARMING PURITY AND PERHAPS SHOWING MORE FLORAL/VIOLET CHARACTER THAN THE 1999. BOTH DISPLAY TREMENDOUS PRECISION AND DELINEATION. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED, EDGY AND TENSILE WITH CRISP ACIDITY, SO FRESH AND VITAL IN THE MOUTH. TASTED MAY 2016. 94 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2002 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ WRINKLED LABEL IT HAS A BEAUTIFULLY ELEGANT NOSE OF BLACK FRUITS INTERMIXED WITH TRUFFLE, FLOWER, AND OAK. THE WINE IS MEDIUM TO FULL-BODIED, DENSE, WITH WONDERFUL PRECISION, FRESHNESS, AND A LONG, FULL-BODIED FINISH WITH IMPRESSIVE LEVELS OF CONCENTRATION. ANTICIPATED MATURITY: 2010-2030. 92 WS 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2003 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ WRINKLED LABEL TASTED BLIND AS A VINTAGE COMPARISON AT THE VALANDRAUD VERTICAL, THE 2003 MARGAUX IS FULLY MATURE ON THE NOSE. THERE IS AMPLE FRUIT HERE, WELL DEFINED FOR THE VINTAGE WITH BLACKBERRY AND CEDAR, THIS BOTTLE DEMONSTRATING A SUBTLE FUNGAL CHARACTER THAT I HAVE NOT DISCERNED IN PREVIOUS BOTTLES. THERE ARE FAINT SCENTS OF RUST IRON PIPING THAT DEVELOP WITH FURTHER AERATION. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED WITH SLIGHTLY DRY TANNIN, OFFERING MORE FRUIT THAN THE 2003 VALANDRAUD IT WAS PAIRED WITH: FEISTY BLACK PEPPER AND ALLSPICE FINISH WITH A DECENT AFTERTASTE. TTASTED DECEMBER 2016. 93 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2004 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ THE 2004 CHATEAU MARGAUX HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PROMISING WINE AND HERE, SERVED BLIND AGAINST THE FIRST GROWTHS, IT FINALLY PROVED THAT PATIENCE IS NECESSARY WHEN IT COMES TO SUCH WINES. IT HAS AN EXQUISITE BOUQUET WITH BRILLIANT DELINEATION, SCENTS OF REDCURRANT, RASPBERRY COULIS, COLD STONE (ALMOST FLINT-LIKE) WITH PENCIL-LEAD AND CEDAR LENDING IT A PAUILLAC-LIKE SENSE OF ARISTOCRATIC FLAIR. THE PALATE IS EXTREMELY WELL BALANCED WITH A SUPPLE OPENING, NIGH PERFECT ACIDITY WITH A SURPRISINGLY CITRIC UNDERCURRENT THAT LENDS SO MUCH FRESHNESS AND TENSION. THIS IS EXCELLENT. TASTED SEPTEMBER 2016. 94 WA 4 BTS. PER LOT $2,100 - $2,500




Price Realised: $3672



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