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Chateau Margaux  1998

Chateau Margaux 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Price: $209.00
Item No. 44152
  • W&S96
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS96
  • RP96
  • ST95
  • 1981
  • WS95
  • RP91
  • 1978
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

We came very close to making a great vintage. It was a question of a few showers at the beginning of the harvest... From the beginning, the wines, whether Merlot or Cabernet, had astonishing concentration, recalling the 1995 and 1996 vintages. At first, they tended to be a little firm and austere, but with barrel ageing they gained a lot of roundness and harmony. Today, Château Margaux 1998 displays aromas of great freshness, in which fruit, particularly red berry fruit, is to the fore, and in which lingering hints of vanilla and roasted coffee beans mingle slowly into the wine. The impression on the palate is of great power with fresh, firm but fat tannins, which give this wine a very classic dimension. 1998 is undeniably a long-ageing wine, which will only come out completely in fifteen years' time. However, it can be drunk now, out of curiosity, since it has nothing aggressive about it. (May 2006)

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martha trevino - San Antonio, TX (read all my reviews)

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(9/24/2010)
Wow, it's so true that french wines are sooo earthy. I was given this because I kept hearing about how wonderful it is. Sure enough, on my b-day, I opened it and had it with a gourmet cheese pizza. It was so smoothingly explosive, deep and rich. Profoundly exciting and with a mild finish. Great nose. Must give it 30 min. to breathe, and then it gets soo much better.
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Chateau Margaux, a Premier Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux, is one of the most famous wines in the world. Care has been lavished on the property by a line of owners with an abiding concern for the reputation of the estate. For more than five hundred years, season after season, generations of vineyard-workers, grapeharvesters, cellar-workers, coopers and many other craftsmen have all...

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Learn About Margaux

(mahr-GOH) Silky Smooth Soft, elegant, feminine… these are words often used to describe the wines of Margaux. The commune is different from its northern neighbors of the Haut-Medoc in both geography and style. Home to the name-sharing premier cru, Margaux lays a few marshlands south of St.-Julien. Notable Facts As in other Medoc appellations, Cabernet Sauvignon leads the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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