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1995 Margaux Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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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
97
JR 17.5
IWC 94(+?)
WA 95
WS 100
Drink Dates
Comm: 2000-2020 WA: 2005-2040 WS: 2005+
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IWC 94(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 78

Excellent deep ruby color. Very complex aromas of blackcurrant, wild plum, violets, minerals, tar and smoky oak. Dense and supple, with great sweetness of fruit. Doesn't have quite the sheer power of the '96, but the flavors build and build. Substantial tannins are chewier than those of the '96 but hit the palate later. 1986 was the vintage with the highest level of polyphenols ever recorded at this estate, but '95 was the runner-up, according to Pontallier. Because this big, tannic wine needed longer barrel aging, it was bottled later than normal, in November of '97.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2025

From magnum. Much more expressive on the nose than the Mouton 1995 tasted alongside. More developed, a little bit leafy, fresh and soft in the mouth. Sweeter than the Mouton too and silky on the palate. I'm not sure that this particular bottle would last well to 2025, even though it is a magnum, but I imagine other bottles might. (JH)

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 115
Drink Dates 2005-2040

Bottled very late (November, 1997), the 1995 has continued to flesh out, developing into one of the great classics made under the Mentzelopoulos regime. The color is opaque ruby/purple. The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is user-friendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be softer and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century.

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WS 100
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2005+

Wine of the vintage and the greatest Chateau Margaux yet produced. A stunning red. The essence of raspberry, violet and berry, with hints of vanilla and toasted oak. Full-bodied and thick, yet racy, with masses of tannins and a harmonious structure. Long, long finish. 18,000 cases made.

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Author StuTarheel
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.432%
Tasted On 09/29/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2033

I decanted but should of let breath longer. Still a bit young and tight yet shows it has great stuff. Red and dark berry fruit. Complemented by notes of Christmas spices, olives, new saddle leather and sandalwood. Medium-bodied, well-balanced with nice finish.

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Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.397%
Tasted On 01/06/2013
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Author flavio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 05/17/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2020
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Author MarcelB
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/11/2010

dark red,beautiful cedar bouquet,sweet,ripe fruit with massive structure underneath.Still too young but great tasting experience.

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.383%
Tasted On 03/11/2010
Drink Dates 2000-2025

Fabulous. Cassis and minerality on the nose. Dark fruit and sweet cassis on the palate ending in a long layered finish. This stil has a long way to go.

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Author Ed K994
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 02/23/2010
Drink Dates 2000-2015
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Here?s where the class of Margaux becomes very evident. While taut and compact (it shut down even more severely throughout the evening), this wine is exceptionally focused and hints at the exotic, with notes of violet, boysenberry, mocha, espresso and cr?me de cassis lurking in the background. In the palate, you can sense the wine is impeccably balanced, supremely channeled and light on its feet (although it demonstrates quite a bit of power). Don'texpect an explosion anytime soon; hibernation seems to be the word of the day for this vin de garde

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Author NugHard
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 02/21/2007
Drink Dates 2000-2008

Yummy

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