Château Margaux 1985

In Bordeaux, 1985 is my favourite vintage bar none. Yes, '61 may be more legendary, '49 more revered, but I have bought and drunk a lot of '85s over the past 30 years with unfailing success in the wines being both sumptuous and structured, in an immensely pleasurable vintage. This Margaux may be the pinnacle, a heavenly depth of graphite and cedar-touched ripe, but not overripe, black fruits, the lightest nuances of game and vanilla, and just a gorgeous, ethereal Margaux perfume. In the mouth the tannins are now resolved of course, but the fine-grained, supple nature is lovely and the fresh acidity gives this an alert, still energetic character at 33 years of age. Wonderful fruit, again just touched with cedar and game on the palate, but a depth of blackcurrant and edged by black plum and chocolate bittersweet notes. Long, not fading in the glass after an hour, and possibly with substantial time ahead for well-cellared bottles." - 97/100Tom Cannavan (2018)

Regular price
$1,600.00
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$1,600.00
Regular price

Producer: Château Margaux

Region: Bordeaux

Sub-Region: Margaux

Vintage: 1985

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

8 in Stock
  • 1985
  • 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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