Lot 299

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1997 (1) CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) 95 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2000 (1) 99 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) 94 WA


CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1997 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ WRINKLED LABEL 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 2000 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ WRINKLED AND BIN SOILED LABEL TASTED BLIND, THE 2000 CHATEAU MARGAUX WAS A REMINDER OF THE PEAKS THAT THE MILLENNIAL VINTAGE COULD REACH. NOTICEABLY DEEP IN COLOR, THE BOUQUET RIVETS YOU TO THE SEAT WITH COPIOUS RED BERRY FRUIT, CLOVE AND TRUFFLE, HINTS OF CEDAR EMERGING WITH TIME. AS THE AROMATICS OPEN AND AERATE, THE FRUIT PROFILE SEEMS TO DARKEN AND MANIFESTS BLACKCURRANTS AND BILBERRIES. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED WITH FILIGREE TANNIN. THERE IS IMMENSE DEPTH AND SYMMETRY CONVEYED BY THIS FIRST GROWTH, QUITE MASCULINE FOR THE ESTATE WITH A GENTLE BUT INSISTENT GRIP. IT IS A BRILLIANT WINE THAT FLIRTS WITH PERFECTION. AFFORD IT ANOTHER 3-4 YEARS IF YOU CAN, BECAUSE IT WILL LAST DECADES. TASTED NOVEMBER 2016. 99 WA CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ THIS IS A STUNNING CHATEAU MARGAUX, MADE IN A SEXY, UP-FRONT, ELEGANT STYLE, WITH DEEP CREME DE CASSIS FRUIT INTERMIXED WITH SPRING FLOWERS, A SOLID INNER CORE OF RICHNESS AND DEPTH, BUT AGAIN, VERY SWEET TANNINS AS WELL AS STRIKING MINERALITY AND ELEGANCE. ONE OF THE MOST SEDUCTIVE CHATEAU MARGAUXS GIVEN ITS RECENT BOTTLING, THIS BLEND OF 87% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 10% MERLOT, AND THE REST TINY QUANTITIES OF CABERNET FRANC AND PETIT VERDOT SHOULD DRINK BEAUTIFULLY FOR THE NEXT 25-30 YEARS. REMARKABLY, A MERE 36% OF THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION WAS SELECTED FOR THE 2008 CHATEAU MARGAUX. MAY 2011 94 WA 4 BTS. PER LOT $2,400 - $2,800




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