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1981 Margaux 750ml
1981 Margaux
France - Bordeaux - Margaux / First Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1981 Margaux
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Professional Reviews


Bordeaux Book(1998) Author: Robert Parker

In weight and texture, the 1981 Margaux is closest in style to the 1979. It is an outstanding wine, even in the company of the monumental wines of 1982, 1983, and 1986, although it does not have the power and weight of these vintages. It is still very dark ruby/purple-colored. The aromatics suggest ripe cassis fruit, spicy vanillin oakiness, and violets. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, concentrated, tannic, and extremely long. It is just beginning to open and evolve. Last tasted, 12/96.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around. --The Bordeaux 50.

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Community Reviews


marv Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 06/25/2014



BORDEAUXLICIOUS Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 06/22/2013

The 81 has a light red, semi-opaque core with a hint of orange and rust, fading slightly towards the rim. The nose screams of dried roses and perfume. Slightly hinting at oak, raspberries, red currant and sour cherry. A mature nose but by no means over the hill rather quite elegant and soft. Medium-bodied, hinting at forest mushrooms at first but with a little time in the decanter it is showing sweet currants and dark berry fruit. Elegant and complex with the tannins resolved and mild acidity, a nice balance over all. It lingers a while on the finish . This is drinking gracefully now, a very nice wine for the vintage.


Miguel L Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 03/07/2010 Drink Dates: 2010-2015

Auction purchase, cork did its job, only just! Quiet nose, so gave it slow oxygen for 6 hours, no decant. Translucent ruby. Earthy barnyard aromas cleared out to reveal a fading garden of violets and worn saddle. Such evolved texture and integrated tannins, completely at ease in retirement. Long finish. All depends on the bottle at this point. A pleasure with an herb-roasted boneless leg of lamb.

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