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1998 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 »

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Comm: 2014-2025

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Phil the Greek
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.851%
Tasted On 12/05/2010
Drink Dates 2014-2025

Left to breath fro 2 hours. A powerful wine with well integrated tannins. Typical Chateau Margaux noise of soft sweet perfume. Lots of leather, dark berry fruit. Not as soft and fruity as the 1997, I suspect it needs another 3 - 5 years.

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Author Dionysus
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/09/2009


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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

This was my least favorite vintage as the harvest rains seems to have caused some dilution in Margaux, as well as several other upper Medocs from ?98 that I've tasted (I generally prefer the '99s Medocs to the '98s, so this is no surprise). The wine is backward, austere and currently has a structure which overwhelms the modest character of the wine. There are some cassis, violet and huckleberry notes to be found, but this wine is currently more about acid and tannin than it is about enjoyment (although the Margaux charm is still there!). While time may resolve some of the tannin, I wouldn'timagine that the substance can withstand too much aggressive aging

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