Fine Wine

May 06 - 14, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 58
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (2) WS 93 WA 95
  • CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (2) WS 93 WA 95

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1989 (1)

Margaux. 1er Cru Classé
wrinkled label

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1999 (2)

Margaux. 1er Cru Classé
1 x scraped & stained label. 1 x scraped 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. WS 93 WA 95

3 bts.    per lot $1,600 - $1,800

Realised: $2,100
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 93, 95
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1989, 1999