Château Margaux Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

9.4193 ratings on Delectable
$625

The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Rob Moose

Still quite fresh and young. Spent some hours open in the bottle and then 2-3 in a decanter. The lead pencil and tobacco notes are there, but less dominant than in something younger. Getting longer and more mouthcoating as the night goes on, with no sign of slowing down. Looking for more but knowing it'll be there sometime, soon? Kind of an anise note showing up. Orcas NYE

Still quite fresh and young. Spent some hours open in the bottle and then 2-3 in a decanter. The lead pencil and tobacco notes are there, but less dominant than in something younger. Getting longer and more mouthcoating as the night goes on, with no sign of slowing down. Looking for more but knowing it'll be there sometime, soon? Kind of an anise note showing up. Orcas NYE

9.4

Nile Zacherle Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Zacherle Wines; Winemaker/Vineyardist David Arthur Vineyards, Montagna Napa Valley; Brewmaster Mad Fritz Brewing Co.

One of the best wines I have had all year. Aging well although ready to enjoy now.

One of the best wines I have had all year. Aging well although ready to enjoy now.

9.5

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Decanted for 4 hrs. Lovely.

Decanted for 4 hrs. Lovely.

9.3

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Third time tasting. An austere vintage.

Third time tasting. An austere vintage.

9.0

Fernando Fernandez Delectable Pro

Very nice.. Probably peaked...

Very nice.. Probably peaked...

9.3

Marc Piro Delectable Pro

Birthday dinner 3.0, it's real good wine, lovely with an hour of air

Birthday dinner 3.0, it's real good wine, lovely with an hour of air

9.7

Jason Lede Delectable Pro

30 x is x still x young!

30 x is x still x young!

9.9

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Truly Blessed. This wine can go the distance and then some.

Truly Blessed. This wine can go the distance and then some.

9.7

Desmond Echavarrie Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

Still young and a little closed. Great density and texture

Still young and a little closed. Great density and texture

9.0

Kelli White Delectable Pro

Associate Editor at Vinous. Author of Napa Valley, Then & Now.

Extraordinary. 1986.

Extraordinary. 1986.

9.6