1989 Chateau Margaux Grand vin Premier Grand Cru Classe
180 Ratings
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180 Ratings
1989 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

The evolution of the wine has confirmed the early expectations for this fabulous vintage. Richness, complexity and opulence could be the key words to describe this exceptional wine, rather close in style to the 1982; its evolution will be fascinating to follow.

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The evolution of the wine has confirmed the early expectations for this fabulous vintage. Richness, complexity and opulence could be the key words to describe this exceptional wine, rather close in style to the 1982; its evolution will be fascinating to follow.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2004
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93