1998 Château Margaux
The 1998 Margaux is is a robust, firm offering. On the nose, notes of smoke,green peppers, and floral-infused blackfruit are accompanied by afleshy,fleshy-textured palate, with copious amounts of earthy, dusty berryfruits and licorice. A complex, pure offering that is best drunk during itssecond decade of its life.
International Wine CellarRating: 92(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 96, May/June 2001. Medium ruby. Cool, floral aromas of red berries, violet, cocoa powder, graphite and spicy oak, along with a whiff of smoked meat. Juicy, sharply delineated and austere; a classic, adamantly dry claret with superb intensity and grip. This is beginning to close up, unlike the '99. But really expands on the very long, perfumed finish. Tannins are dusty but even.
SRP 91 WS 90 - Robert Parker 91 Points The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt, blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty oak. Subtle, rich, nicely-textured, and medium-bodied, it is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Margaux: 86 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>