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
Decanted for 4 hrs. Lovely.
Decanted for 4 hrs. Lovely.9.3
30 x is x still x young!
30 x is x still x young!9.9
James Parker Huston, CWE
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
Associate Editor at Vinous. Author of Napa Valley, Then & Now.