Chateau Margaux 1996

Chateau Margaux 1996
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Parker : 100 / 100
Wine Spectator : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s. Tasted July 2016.
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Alcohol
12.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Margaux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
100

Allergens
Contains sulfites