1999 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • JR 91

Reviews for 1999 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2009
95+ Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This Chateau Margaux was captivating in its youth and at ten-years of age it displays a wonderful, exuberant bouquet with blackberry, violet, boysenberry, a touch of... 95+ Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This Chateau Margaux was captivating in its youth and at ten-years of age it displays a wonderful, exuberant bouquet with blackberry, violet, boysenberry, a touch of spice and smoke. The palate is full-bodied, great depth and breadth with firm tannins, there is a real backbone to this Margaux, struck through with a tangible sense of mineralite that sends a tingle down the spice. It does actually take time to coalesce in the glass but it ultimately seduces the palate with its wily feminine charms. Lovely. Drink 2013-2030.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
The sexy dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a... The sexy dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998 as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness finesse balance and symmetry. It can be drunk young but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Offers decadent aromas of walnut raspberry and mulberry. Very complex. Full-bodied with an earthy lightly vanilla berry coffee bean and floral flavor. Refined and caressing. Very very subtle. Why wait?-'89/'99 Bordeaux... Offers decadent aromas of walnut raspberry and mulberry. Very complex. Full-bodied with an earthy lightly vanilla berry coffee bean and floral flavor. Refined and caressing. Very very subtle. Why wait?-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 16665 cases made. -JS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2002
...Expressive aromas of black raspberry Cuban tobacco and grilled nuts; a bit more red fruit in character than either the 2000 or the 2001. Silky seamless and enveloping but the wine's excellent vinosity gives its creamy... ...Expressive aromas of black raspberry Cuban tobacco and grilled nuts; a bit more red fruit in character than either the 2000 or the 2001. Silky seamless and enveloping but the wine's excellent vinosity gives its creamy fruit very good definition. Consistent from start to finish. Tannins are substantial but fine allowing the fruit and floral flavors to linger impressively. Along with Latour an early candidate for the wine of the vintage.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2009
Scented, biscuit, sweet nose. Exciting. Real energy here. There's a hint of milk chocolate and slightly dry tannins but it would make a good bottle to drink now. 17.5+/20