1986 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 95

Reviews for 1986 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
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... 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.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
This has matured fully but still clings to a slightly rugged feel, with a briar patch note framing the core of dried currant, blackberry and bitter cherry fruit. Twinges of alder, plum skin and cedar fill in the finish... This has matured fully but still clings to a slightly rugged feel, with a briar patch note framing the core of dried currant, blackberry and bitter cherry fruit. Twinges of alder, plum skin and cedar fill in the finish, which shows a decidedly grippy edge of smoldering charcoal. Impressive for depth and power, though this very tannic Margaux may never yield fully to the inherent elegance of its terroir. It can certainly handle more cellaring.—Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). Drink now through 2030. – JM