Chateau-Margaux Margaux 1996 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Chateau-Margaux Margaux 1996 750ml
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Chateau-Margaux Margaux 1996

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750ml
$1,599.00
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An unusual end of summer - distinctly drier and cooler than average - has given birth to a wine whose classicism and purity already stand out. It is indeed very rare for the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach such perfection, such balance. Even rarer still is to see so young a Chateau Margaux with such astonishing richness, intense fruit and harmony of form. A dream.
Wine Advocate
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The 1996 Chateau Margaux, which was bottled in September, 1998, is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects, it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux, as well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity. I tasted the wine on three separate occasions in January, and in short, it's a beauty! The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with nothing out of place. The final blend (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) contains a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes complete and long, although backward. My instincts suggest this wine will shut down, but at present it is open-knit, tasting like a recently bottled wine. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and pure, and there are layers of flavor in the mouth. I do believe this wine will develop an extraordinary perfume, and possess a high level of richness. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040.

Wine Spectator
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Cool and racy on the nose, with mineral, currant, black licorice and plum. Full-bodied, with a silky, seductive, exciting palate of ultrafine tannins and a long, long caressing finish. Structured and refined. Fabulous. Gets better and better.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2012. 18,000 cases made.

January 1, 2007
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