Fine Wine Online Auction

November 26, 2015

LOT 360
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1991 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX LE PAVILLON ROUGE 1998 (1)
  • CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1991 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX LE PAVILLON ROUGE 1998 (1)

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CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1991 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1990 (1)
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX LE PAVILLON ROUGE 1998 (1)

Margaux

Margaux's 1991 is a candidate for "wine of the vintage." It reveals a deep ruby color, and a tight but promising nose of rich cassis, licorice, and toasty new oak. Dense, medium to full-bodied, with plenty of depth, it possesses moderate tannin and a long, rich finish. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2007. A bigger, more powerful wine than Margaux's 1987, it is close in quality to the estate's 1988. 88 WA

I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines made at Chateau Margaux. Release price: ($1800.00/case). 100 WA


Note:
PER LOT 3 BTS

Estimate: $1,700—2,000

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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