1996 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux - OWC 12 x 750ml

1996 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux - OWC 12 x 750ml

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1996 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux OWC 12 x 750ml - 99 Pts!
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. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1996
Rating RP99/WS96/ST96
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Margaux
Producer Margaux Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating RP99 - 1996 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux OWC 12 x 750ml - 99 Pts! 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. RP

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Wine Spectator WS96

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1996
Rating RP99/WS96/ST96
Bottle Size 12 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Margaux
Producer Margaux Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type

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