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1996 Margaux Pavillon Rouge

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
abv 12.5%
  • 87 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55989-1996

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Lovely aromas of berries, light vanilla and cedar follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a slightly austere finish.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid ruby with quite a bit of development at the rim. Quite delicate and fragile on the nose. Definitely ready to drink. Quite lightweight and sweet and the fruit seems to be past its most concentrated stage. Not much tannin in evidence. Hint of fresh mint. Revitalising. Silky.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Drink Dates: 2007
    Author: Matthew
  • Self | Rating:

    Great wine. Drinking spot on.
    Author: Peter B
  • Self | Rating: 18

    Really good and interesting from the start but excels after a couple of hours.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2015
    Author: cinnamon
Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with winemaking team director Paul Pontallier, cellar master Jean Grangerou and consulting oenologist Emile Peynaud. The vineyards are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), with the balance composed of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. In addition to the chateau's grand vin, the estate produces a second label called Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Blanc de Chateau Margaux, a white made from Sauvignon Blanc. Chateau Margaux's finest vintages include 1900, 1928, 1953, 1961, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2005.

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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 537 bottles owned
  • 81 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 81 collectors)