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1996 Margaux, Margaux

  • Margaux, Margaux
  • Margaux, Margaux
  • Margaux, Margaux
  • Margaux, Margaux
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BIN: MARX96

Representative blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc

Annual production: 29,000 cases of Grand Vin and Pavillon Rouge (the second label) and around 3000 cases of Pavillon Blanc, a 100% Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most hallowed names in wine, Margaux has an allure to it which has proved irresistible to drinkers for centuries. Sited on arguably the most perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, the sheer first growth nobility of the property comes across on the nose every time: a perfume of stunning complexity and beauty. The neo-classical building, perhaps the definitive image of Bordeaux to outsiders, also helps the cause. But ultimately, this is wine lovers` wine, exemplary year by year and just more beautiful with age. Under winemaker Paul Pontallier and the ownership of the Mentzelopoulos family since the late 1970s, the property has gone from strength to strength.

Tasting Note

Serena Sutcliffe, MW: Immensely intense, aromatic nose of great complexity and concentration. You go right to the heart of it with one sniff. Multi-layered and dimensional. Pure class. Totally focussed. The Cabernet Sauvignon has real nobility in this vintage. Massive berry density on the palate. Majestic Margaux. Spiced plum liqueur on the finish. In 2015, the depth is extraordinary and the impact thrilling. 06/15

Ratings

Wine Spectator 97
Wine Advocate 99
Vinous 96

Wine Facts & Figures

Taste DRY
Maturity NOW - 2040
Classification 1ST GROWTH

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