1981 Château Margaux Margaux
188 Ratings
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188 Ratings
1981 Château Margaux Margaux

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Medium bright ruby. Compellingly perfumed nose of boysenberry, cassis, graphite, licorice and violet. Suave on entry, then imploded in the middle and extremely slow to show itself. Very pure, understated black fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors are like an essence of cabernet. Savory rather than particularly sweet: there's nothing easy or obvious about this wine today. A dry and classic style; the tannins are tight for a young Margaux but not hard, and the finishing flavors are vibrant and perfumed.

Winemaker's Notes

95 points Wine Spectator: The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around. Better after 1997. (10/15/94)

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95 points Wine Spectator: The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around. Better after 1997. (10/15/94)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/15/1992.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/1996
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07