Fine & Rare Wine Live Auction

February 25, 2017

LOT 59
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 (2) 97 WS 95 WA
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 (1) 95 WS 99 WA
  • CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1995 (2) 97 WS 95 WA
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1996 (1) 95 WS 99 WA


Margaux. 1er Cru Classé

Medium garnet colour going brick at the rim. The nose is beginning to showing signs of evolution with aromas of leather, game, warm cassis, dried plums and cloves. Medium to high acidity, medium body and medium to firm, fine tannins support earthy, blackcurrant-preserve fruit. Long finish. Drink now – 2030+ 97 WS 95 WA

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

3 bts. per lot $2,600 - $3,000

Realised: $2,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?