1999 Margaux 750ml

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WA 94   IWC 93   WS 92   JR 17.5+   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs.

Drink Dates: 2002-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 140

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Medium ruby. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, Cuban tobacco and grilled nuts; a bit more red fruit in character than either the 2000 or the 2001. Silky, seamless and enveloping, but the wine's excellent vinosity gives its creamy fruit very good definition. Consistent from start to finish. Tannins are substantial but fine, allowing the fruit and floral flavors to linger impressively. Along with Latour, an early candidate for the wine of the vintage.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

A tight and silky red, with lots to offer-currant, tobacco and cherry character, medium to full body, fine tannins and a long, long finish. Just needs time. 16,665 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006+
Author: James Suckling

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5+

Scented, biscuit, sweet nose. Exciting. Real energy here. There's a hint of milk chocolate and slightly dry tannins but it would make a good bottle to drink now.

Drink Dates: 2007-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: metlaw
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/01/1980

Rating: 96
Author: floober
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/26/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2035
decanted for 4 hours. colour: dark plum. solid garnet at rim. nose: takes some coaxing but gives up complex aromatics with floral notes and a strong minerality. violet? taste: lovely rounded mouth feel with very smooth tannins. blackberry. very refined and precise. grape skin. this will improve over the next 10-15 years but is a decidedly enjoyable drinking experience now.

Rating: 95
Author: Jerry
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 03/23/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2020

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Rating: 95
Author: gm
Trust Rating: 45
Tasted On: 06/25/2010

Rating: 94
Author: Brad Coelho
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation Hands down the most decadent, precocious vintage tasted this evening. The 1999 showed very rich and forward, w/ explosive currant paste, cassis, smoked mushrooms, tapenade, cocoa and plum pudding notes that are loaded w/ delicious, opulent baby fat. While youthful and exuberant, the wine is super endowed, layered and showed gorgeously enough to be drunk today, or cellared for up to 15 years

Average rating: 92, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2730 bottles owned by 719 collectors.

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About This Producer

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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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