Chateau Margaux is a First Classified Growth of 1855 produced in the Margaux appellation. It comes from a terroir consisting of an outcrop of gravel. At Chateau Margaux, the 1998 wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Chateau Margaux 1998 has fresh scents of red fruit mixed with notes of vanilla and toast on the nose. On the palate, this 1998 wine is powerful, which reveals tannins of great freshness and firm. A classic from the property.
The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt, blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty oak. Subtle, rich, nicely-textured, and medium-bodied, it is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.