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Chateau Margaux 1996

Chateau Margaux 1996
$10,831 1 Jeroboam (5L Bordeaux) |
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    Parker : 100 / 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.
    BordeauxMargaux
    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

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