Wine Name:1Er Cru Classe, Margaux
Robert Parker Rating:98
RP 98 points: A magnificent example of Chateau Margaux & one of the most tannic, backward Margauxs of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, creme de cassis, mineral, & white flowers. Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, & a very masculine, full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage & approach adolescence. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2050. Last tasted, 12/02.
98 points. Source: Robert Parker (Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition) January 2003 by Robert Parker
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