Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé – 1999

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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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 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured,...

...surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2002
Drink: 2002-2022


The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is...

...an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2002
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2001
Drink: 2004-2025


Approximately 38% of the production made it into the 1999 Chateau Margaux. A dense ruby/purple-colored offering, it possesses extraordinary balance as well as a classic, disarming bouquet of blackberries, truffles, licorice, and smoke. A quintessential Margaux, this seductive, sexy yet beautifully balanced effort displays impeccably integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol. It will be atypically delicious young, yet will age for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 25/06/2009
Drink: 2007-2030


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Profile

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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