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105 Ratings
Chateau Margaux Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(1981 Vintage) 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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  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Concentrated, Cassis, Cedar, Full-bodiedWine Advocate - 1st Growth, Margaux, Bordeaux, France "One of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects, it is the quintessential Ch Margaux, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity."Featuring pure notes of black fruits and violets.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07