Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé – 1986

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

Advice

Ready

Vineyard

Chateau Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Appellation

Margaux

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2016-2040


The 1986 Chateau Margaux is one of the dark horses of the vintage. It has an exquisite bouquet that is now fully mature, with a mixture of red and black fruit, violets, pastilles and hints of cold stone. It blossoms in the glass, gaining intensity all the time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a more robust Margaux as you would expect given the vintage, clearly...

...with firm backbone, more straight-laced than the 1985 or 1989. Yet there is wonderful delineation and focus here. If you seek strictness and classicism in a wine, then this is the place to come, plus there is superb mineralité and tension on the ferrous finish. Perhaps a little overlooked in recent years, the 1986 Margaux comes highly recommended for those who love the property. This is a wine finally coming of age. Tasted July 2016.


Vinous
Tasted: 02/01/2012
Drink:
Author: Antonio Galloni


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 23/09/2002
Drink: 2005-2015


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Area under vines: 87 hectares
Soils: clay-limestone and gravel
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 150,000 bottles a year
Ageing: 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
  • Merlot 20%
  • Petit Verdot 3%
  • Cabernet Franc 2%

Second wine: Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux
  • Average Annual Production: 200,000 Bottles
  • Ageing: 6 to 8 months in new oak barrels
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 52%
    • Merlot 38%
    • Cabernet Franc 10%

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Contact details

Name

Chateau Margaux

Address

Chateau Margaux, Margaux, Medoc, France

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