1989 Château Margaux
- 89 WA
- 96 WS
- 85 JR
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89As prodigious as the 1990 is, the 1989 seems to typify so many of the Medoc first-growths in this vintage - excellent, but undistinguished for its reputation. The wine possesses a leathery, oaky nose, medium body, and good ripeness, but next to the 1990, the 1989 is dwarfed by that wine's richness, intensity, and length. The tannins come across as more elevated, as well as slightly greener and tougher. The 1989 may put on more weight and come together, much like the 1985 did after 4-6 years in the bottle, but for now, this wine seems to follow the pattern of many 1989 Medoc first-growths, revealing an unexciting level of quality. Give it 5-6 more years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 20.Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Bright garnet and some development at the rim. Herbaceous sweetness and undergrowth and pepper. Then more meaty. Finishes dry but not drying though there is definitely less flesh in the middle. By contrast it is fresh and persistent. Later: sweetly herbal and more coffee. (JH)Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96Round and velvety wine, with lovely blackberry and raspberry characer. Full-bodied, with lovely tannins and a long finish. Still tight. Not as big as I remember, but excellent. I have always loved this wine. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal.Author: James Suckling
Self | Rating: 93Author: ChrisMus
Self | Rating: 94Author: taipanli
Self | Rating: 93colour: mature with a garnet core nose: mature claret. red berries. dust. a little frayed at the edges. taste: red fruits and a little dusty. this tasted like it had a final burst of red fruit and then faded a little. this is just past its peak and should be drunk now and over the next 4-5 years. It is however a fine old claret and is still enjoyable.Drink Dates: 2011Author: floober
Self | Rating: 88Dark ruby red in color with a nose of light berries, flowers and oak. I probably should have decanted this one much longer - it fell kind of short on the palate and in the finish.Author: StefanBoedeker
Self | Rating: 95Drinking great right now with plent of life left on it. Complex wine with notes of cherries, musk, cedar, and tobacco. Light tannins and a meduim/short finnish. Awesome wine. Want more!Author: Injun
Self | Rating: 89MatureAuthor: marv
Self | Rating: 90Very Nice: Bouquet of roses and cassis. Medium bodied ripe red fruit and sweet tannins on the palate. Medium finish. This is drinking at its peak.Drink Dates: 2005-2015Author: Conrad K
Self | Rating: 96Vibrant deep ruby red. Delicate, yet sophisticated nose. Summer flowers and roses reveal sweet young black fruits. Under this is a hint of something dark, leathery and mineralic. Lovely balanced silky texture, lively acidity and smooth supple tannins. This is a youthful but elegant tasting cabernet. Woody cedar and sweet blackcurrant on the palate; a hint of violets towards the back. This is a stylish wine.Author: biggsy
Self | Rating: 100Youthful in appearance, opaque, ruby red with no signs of browning and very little core to rim variation. The nose is a mix of primary and tertiary characteristics, cassis, prune, dried roses, extremely perfumed, dried herbs, tobacco, forest floor. The palate is super complex, layer upon of layers of flavor. Dark berry fruit, cassis, blackberries and blueberries, velvety in texture, the fruit is sweet and super refined, silky smooth tannin and in complete balance with the acidity. The flavors linger for what seem like forever! I have never come across a wine that delivers such finesse and grace. Absolutely Spectacular.Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
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
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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
- 2018 bottles owned
- 407 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 407 collectors)