1986 Chateau Margaux Grand vin Premier Grand Cru Classe
187 Ratings
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187 Ratings
1986 Chateau Margaux Grand vin Premier Grand Cru Classe

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

(From 2003 Vintage) Full, saturated red-ruby. Knockout nose combines redcurrant, tropical chocolate, leather, woodsmoke and nutty oak with exotic chocolate mint and coffee liqueur; still manages to retain floral lift eve...

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    JPB

    Bill Kelly. January 2015. Weekend we introduced him and Cindy to Tristan. Unique smell. Great taste. Needed about 4 hours to air to before the taste matured.

    3 months
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    opened up after 2 hours. initially backward compared to mouton but opened up nicely afterwards. v nice but prefer the mouton on this vintage.

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/1996