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1986 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: 2007-2029 VF: 1991-2030

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Source Jancis Robinson
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Source Vinfolio

Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.16%
Tasted On 01/02/2016
Drink Dates 2006-2036

Very fine dark crimson color; still youthful, vigorous, rich, profound nose of black fruit, tobacco, smoked meat, and vanillin oak; very concentrated on the palate; big & rich; enormous depth & power, yet very classy, tannins are significant but have softened and are well integrated; marvelous fruit; very, very long intense finish. This has been a slowly evolving, highly concentrated Margaux that is drinking beautifully now and should continue to do so for anther 20 years.

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Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.611%
Tasted On 11/26/2014
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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.095%
Tasted On 06/25/2014


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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.8%
Tasted On 03/21/2014

Not as good as the 1985 as it lacked the same level of nuances and finish, but was very smooth.

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Author Wang Chong
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92%
Tasted On 03/25/2013

good time to drink! tannin smooth

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.228%
Tasted On 07/19/2012

Bright ,opaque ruby colour with no evolution showing, on the nose it has intense perfume, so intense that u can feel its impact from a decanter  6 feet away....mushroom, forest floor, truffle....on the plate   Medium body, the tannin is there but dissipates quickly,  many layers of complexity and red and  black berry fruit flavors, smooth and elegant, feminine and bold. Medium finish but the wine tastes rich and elegant.... Decant for three hours minimum.

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.61%
Tasted On 08/23/2010

Initially still tannic on opening and muted. However opens up nicely after a while in glass. Good balance with gradually smoothing tannins. Decent fruit notes but very feminine and elegant. Not a blockbuster but simply pleasant and comforting. 50+8+8+19+9=94

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Author Miguel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/25/2009
Drink Dates 2008-2028

Auction purchase a month ago. Opened two hours before serving. We did not decant. It was a 3 hour wine in the glass, you just did not want to see it disappear, the aromas were mind-blowing, like walking deeper and deeper into a garden of a thousand violets on a pine needle bed just turned. Great fruit, long long long long. Such balance, even as it gained strength. Easily another 10-15 years or more left in this vintage. Gorgeous. The Chateau rates this a 5-star vintage, and it's easy to see why. Nearly as captivating as the 1983, more power than elegance in comparison. Makes me certain to wait on the 1995 and 2000 vintages -- so much to look forward to in the biggest years from this First Growth. Any 1986 special anniversaries will be perfectly recognized with this Margaux!

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Author Will M.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.485%
Tasted On 10/16/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2030

Simply amazing, could have aged another 20 years. Opened it up for 3 hours before service and watched it evolve over another 3 hours. Still very youthful, but very elegant with soft tannins.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.399%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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