Château Margaux 1986

A magnificent example of Château Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margaux of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The colour is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, crème de cassis, mineral, and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine , full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage and approach adolescence. Anticipated maturity:2008-2050.

-Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

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Producer: Château Margaux

Region: Bordeaux

Sub-Region: Margaux

Vintage: 1986

Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc

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  • 1986
  • Bordeaux
  • First Growth
  • France
  • Left Bank
  • Margaux
  • Red
  • Red Blend
About the producer
Château Margaux
In the late 1970s, Margaux was purchased by the Greek-French entrepreneur Andre Mentzelopoulos. It was ranked number two behind Lafite in the 1855 Classification which has given rise to the saying: ‘If Lafite is the king of clarets Margaux is surely the queen.’ Margaux has a reputation for a perfume of violets, rose petals, cedar and dry ripe fruit.

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