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Chateau Margaux 1996

Your Price: $799.00

Producer: Chateau Margaux
Optimum drinking: 2020-2050
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 12%, Petit Verdot 4%, Cabernet Franc 2%
Winemaker: Paul Pontallier
Appellation: A.O.C. Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Bottle report: In neck fill- mark to label and scuff on capsule but in very good condition

Chateau Margaux's 1996 was one of the stars of an excellent Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Chateau Margaux is one of Bordeaux's most strikingly elegant châteaux. Yet, despite its status, Margaux has a wonderful family feel, lacking the pretension and snobbery that enshrouds other elite Bordeaux châteaux. And Margaux's engaging personality is reflected in its wines - renowned for being rich and opulent.

The key behind Margaux's approach is the partnership between owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos and her team, from the vineyard workers right through to the management.

”…a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s.

“…undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects, it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux.” Robert Parker - 100 points

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Chateau Margaux 1996 - Golden West Wines