- 80 WS
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Wine Spectator | Rating: 80Author: Harvey Steiman
Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 88Margaux, along with Petrus, is unquestionably one of the best two wines produced in the 1980 vintage. This is a wine of uncommon power, concentration, richness, and beauty. It has a ruby color, fine extract, and a surprisingly long, supple palate. This medium bodied and still moderately tannic wine should continue to drink well for at least a decade.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 92Author: RDV
Self | Rating: 89It has a dark red, hazy core, this wine shows very little evolution in appearance which is quite impressive for the vintage. Decanted 1.5 hours, the nose shows cigar box, a slight green edge hinting at mint, loads of cassis fruit, violets and cedar. A beautiful and expensive nose. The palate shows a medium body, high acidity, the tannins are mostly resolved and mostly present towards the back end. There is plenty of fruit here but not all at optimum ripeness , the palate does not deliver the kind of complexity I expect from ChAÿteau Margaux from what is perhaps the worst vintage of the 80's. short on the finish.Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Self | Rating: 90This is my second offering of my birth year wine and one that pleasantly surprised the group as the vintage was, we?ll say 'less than optimal.? From the pop of the cork, this high toned, expressive gem was pure poetry. Aromas of truffle shavings, lead pencil, bright red cherries, scorched earth and crushed rocks greet the taster in mature delight. Not only did the wine begin well, it persevered and gained a bit of depth as it airedDrink Dates: 04-01-2008Author: Brad Coelho
Margaux is often considered the most "feminine" of the First Growths. It is sensuous with fine tannins that give it a sense of clarity. The wine has dark berry aromas such as boysenberry or blackberries. The bouquet is characterized by ripe black currants, spicy vanilla and violets. A strong minerality is often found in the lengthy finish.
Chateau Margaux, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Chateau Margaux A Deux
See other similar producers:Chateau Pichon Lalande,Chateau Mouton Rothschild,Chateau Leoville Poyferre
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 154 bottles owned
- 37 collectors
- Average collector rating: 90
(Out of 37 collectors)