Château Margaux Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

9.5110 ratings on Delectable
$769

...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...It tastes complete and long...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. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Oh hell yes. Dark, tannic, brooding.

Oh hell yes. Dark, tannic, brooding.

9.4

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Nowhere near showing what it's going to be in a decade. Amazing floral characteristics. Roses galore. Having next to the 2010 BRAND Napa Valley, a friend that hasn't ever had wines like this before incredibly stated, "The Margaux is the mother and the BRAND is the daughter". Wow. Couldn't have expressed it better myself. I think he has a future in wine!

Nowhere near showing what it's going to be in a decade. Amazing floral characteristics. Roses galore. Having next to the 2010 BRAND Napa Valley, a friend that hasn't ever had wines like this before incredibly stated, "The Margaux is the mother and the BRAND is the daughter". Wow. Couldn't have expressed it better myself. I think he has a future in wine!

9.5

Doug Kahn Delectable Pro

Not ready

Not ready

9.0

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Expressive, cedar, length.

Expressive, cedar, length.

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely Margaux showing. Still not fully integrated and needs 10 more years for the tannins to soften. Rich red fruit on a solid tannic backbone.

Lovely Margaux showing. Still not fully integrated and needs 10 more years for the tannins to soften. Rich red fruit on a solid tannic backbone.

9.2

Monica Bourgeois Delectable Pro

Owner Neat Wines

An amazing friend shared this with us tonight and as I had no expectations because it came as a surprise, I have to say I can't imagine this wine drinking any better than this exact moment in time. Beautiful!

An amazing friend shared this with us tonight and as I had no expectations because it came as a surprise, I have to say I can't imagine this wine drinking any better than this exact moment in time. Beautiful!

9.6

Allison Tauziet Delectable Pro

Mag

Mag

9.8

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

Holy mfing shit.

Holy mfing shit.

9.9

Alex Jones Delectable Pro

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

Still young with dark chocolate and raisin with tobacco on the nose. Goodness to cone later.

Still young with dark chocolate and raisin with tobacco on the nose. Goodness to cone later.

9.8

Frans Vogels

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9.7