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1986 Margaux Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with... More »

Score
95
JR 17+
WA 98
RP 98
WS 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2029 RP: 2003-2050 VF: 1991-2030 WA: 2003-2050 WS: 2003+
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JR 17+
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Very tight and unyielding. Mineral with a slightly dry end. Still very taut. I would wait awhile for this.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 2003-2050

A magnificent example of Chateau Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margauxs of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, creme de cassis, mineral, and white flowers. Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine, full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage and approach adolescence. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2050. Last tasted, 12/02.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2003+

Racy and powerful. Black color. Currants, tar and dried herbs. Full-bodied, with firm tannins. Slightly hollow center palate--a bit of a letdown. Better with more bottle age.--Bordeaux retrospective.

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RP 98
Source Bordeaux Book(2003)
Drink Dates 2003-2050

A magnificent example of Chateau Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margauxs of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, creme de cassis, mineral, and white flowers. Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine, full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage and approach adolescence.

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Source Vinfolio
Drink Dates 1991-2030

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.165%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Early

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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.815%
Tasted On 03/21/2014

Not as good as the 1985 as it lacked the same level of nuances and finish, but was very smooth.

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Author Wang Chong
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.2%
Tasted On 03/25/2013

good time to drink! tannin smooth

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Author BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.41%
Tasted On 07/19/2012

Bright ,opaque ruby colour with no evolution showing, on the nose it has intense perfume, so intense that u can feel its impact from a decanter  6 feet away....mushroom, forest floor, truffle....on the plate   Medium body, the tannin is there but dissipates quickly,  many layers of complexity and red and  black berry fruit flavors, smooth and elegant, feminine and bold. Medium finish but the wine tastes rich and elegant.... Decant for three hours minimum.

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Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.131%
Tasted On 10/08/2011
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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.845%
Tasted On 08/23/2010

Initially still tannic on opening and muted. However opens up nicely after a while in glass. Good balance with gradually smoothing tannins. Decent fruit notes but very feminine and elegant. Not a blockbuster but simply pleasant and comforting. 50+8+8+19+9=94

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Author Miguel L
Blogger
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/25/2009
Drink Dates 2008-2028

Auction purchase a month ago. Opened two hours before serving. We did not decant. It was a 3 hour wine in the glass, you just did not want to see it disappear, the aromas were mind-blowing, like walking deeper and deeper into a garden of a thousand violets on a pine needle bed just turned. Great fruit, long long long long. Such balance, even as it gained strength. Easily another 10-15 years or more left in this vintage. Gorgeous. The Chateau rates this a 5-star vintage, and it's easy to see why. Nearly as captivating as the 1983, more power than elegance in comparison. Makes me certain to wait on the 1995 and 2000 vintages -- so much to look forward to in the biggest years from this First Growth. Any 1986 special anniversaries will be perfectly recognized with this Margaux!

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Author Will M.
Trade
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/16/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2030

Simply amazing, could have aged another 20 years. Opened it up for 3 hours before service and watched it evolve over another 3 hours. Still very youthful, but very elegant with soft tannins.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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