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104 Ratings
Chateau Margaux Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) We came very close to making a great vintage. It was a question of a few showers at the beginning of the harvest... From the beginning, the wines, whether Merlot or Cabernet, had astonishing concentration, recalling the 1995 and 1996 vintages. At first, they tended to be a little firm and austere, but with barrel ageing they gained a lot of roundness and harmony. Today, Château Margaux 1998 displays aromas of great freshness, in which fruit, particularly red berry fruit, is to the fore, and in wh...

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  • 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 Enthusiast
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/07
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 165