1996 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 99
  • WS 97
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 1996 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
The 1996 Chateau Margaux which was bottled in September 1998 is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux as well as the... The 1996 Chateau Margaux which was bottled in September 1998 is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux as well as the paradigm for this estate combining measured power extraordinary elegance and admirable complexity. I tasted the wine on three separate occasions in January and in short it's a beauty! The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries cassis pain grille and flowers gorgeous sweetness a seamless personality and full body with nothing out of place. The final blend (85% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) contains a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes complete and long although backward. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and pure and there are layers of flavor in the mouth. I do believe this wine will develop an extraordinary perfume and possess a high level of richness.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Cool and racy on the nose with mineral currant black licorice and plum. Full-bodied with a silky seductive exciting palate of ultrafine tannins and a long long caressing finish. Structured and refined. Fabulous. Gets... Cool and racy on the nose with mineral currant black licorice and plum. Full-bodied with a silky seductive exciting palate of ultrafine tannins and a long long caressing finish. Structured and refined. Fabulous. Gets better and better.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2012. 18000 cases made. -JS
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Bright full ruby. Pure perfumed aromas of cassis and violet. Dense and tactile in the mouth; a huge chewy wine with major extract but also considerable refinement. Almost painfully backward today and a bit less perfumed... Bright full ruby. Pure perfumed aromas of cassis and violet. Dense and tactile in the mouth; a huge chewy wine with major extract but also considerable refinement. Almost painfully backward today and a bit less perfumed than it was in the year or so after the bottling but the huge tannins show no hardness. Another great expression of cabernet sauvignon from the '96 vintage. Drink 2015 through 2040. 96(+?) points