Author: Robert Parker
While not as powerful and concentrated as the 1986, 1983, or 1982, the 1985 Margaux is more charming and, at present, more complex than those more backward vintages. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple. The seductive nose offers copious quantities of lavishly ripe black berry and cassis fruit intermixed with toasty oak and floral scents. This rich, expansive, and velvety-textured wine has developed more length, and additional flavor dimensions over the last several years. It has always been a remarkably approachable and enjoyable wine, but it appears to be taking on more character and quality than I ever imagined. It is one of the most delicious and seductively opulent Margauxs of the last two decades. I consistently underestimated this wine when young. It gets better every time I re-taste it, which happens with increasing frequency. Last tasted 10/97.
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Author: James Suckling
Still closed and not giving much. Full-bodied and very chunky with impressive black truffle and currant aromas and flavors and velvety, chewy tannins. It's still slightly one-dimensional; better after 2000.--Cabernet Challenge.
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 03/02/2013
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/30/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
this wine is still in its prime! delectable fruit with subtle hints of leather, oak and berry. almost full body, tannins almost gone. nice!!
Trust Rating: 1
Tasted On: 01/20/2011
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Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/27/2010
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/28/2010
Floral, structured, earthy undertones, list goes on. Constantly changing in the glass. Great wine.
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