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1978 Margaux Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - First Growth

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France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 1990-2012

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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Giuliano
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/31/2009
Drink Dates 1990-2012

Red with garnet hues. Nose of green pepper, coffee powder. Evolved and very elegant mouth, tannins are perfectly integrated.

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Author Michele B
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Tasted On 01/11/2009

Lived up fully to our expectations. Absolutely delightful, smooth from start to finish; yummy blackberry overtones. What a treat.

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 96.952%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Got to love the history of Bordeaux, the listed alcohol content of this wine is 11.5%! Well, although it seems to have the potency of a German Riesling in respect to its alcohol, this 30 year old claret is vibrant, intense and very structured. Very youthful in the mouth, exhibiting plenty of sappy black currant, bay leaf, fresh tobacco, blackberry and smoke notes that are persistent, generously textured and still quite rich in tannins. Perhaps the most masculine Margaux tasted this evening as it was not nearly as pretty as the rest, but it certainly was outstanding

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