Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé – 1996

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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: 2016-2050


The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of...

...blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s. Tasted July 2016.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2002
Drink:
Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 17/02/2011
Drink: 2006-2020


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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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Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x75cl IB £ 6,500 £ 7,175 £ 5,840
6x75cl DP £ 1,700
6x75cl IB £ 2,865 £ 2,990

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Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 6,250
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Bid 6x75cl 2 £ 5,730
Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 5,625

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