Chateau Margaux 1999

Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016.
BordeauxMargaux
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
12.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17.5+

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

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

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Margaux

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Margaux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites