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Chateau Margaux Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) Since the 17th Century, the first wine of Château Margaux has been recognised as being one of the greatest wines in the entire world. It owes its unique qualities to the genius of its terroir as well as to the passionate work of a succession of generations. It’s a remarkable wine that comes from a combination of characteristics that are only rarely found: finesse, elegance, complexity, density, intensity, length and freshness. Although its tannic concentration may be exceptional, it’s rare to detect astringency

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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.

    about 4 years
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  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95-100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07