(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
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
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.
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