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1985 Château Margaux (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Margaux chateau-margaux.com   details
Appellation: Margaux - Médoc - France (AOC Grand Cru)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$250.00
 
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rated (1986 vintage, 1.5l bottle) : April 26, 2008 , Maria Martinez
96 points "- Dec 96 - The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. Last tasted 12/96" Best 2000-2050
rated (1986 vintage, 375ml bottle) : May 17, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "- Dec 96 - The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. - June 93 - Tasted 12 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes. The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and blackcurrants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. A Margaux of immense stature, it is made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted?" Best 2000-2050
rated (1988 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 26, 2008 , from a member
97 points Best 1999-2020
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