Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé – 1989

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

Advice

drink-up

Vineyard

Chateau Margaux

Producer

Chateau Margaux

Appellation

Margaux

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/1997
Drink: 2002-2022


As prodigious as the 1990 is, the 1989 seems to typify so many of the Medoc first-growths in this vintage - excellent, but undistinguished for its reputation. The wine possesses a leathery, oaky nose, medium body, and good ripeness, but next to the 1990, the 1989 is dwarfed by that wine's richness, intensity, and length. The tannins come across as more elevated, as well as...

...slightly greener and tougher. The 1989 may put on more weight and come together, much like the 1985 did after 4-6 years in the bottle, but for now, this wine seems to follow the pattern of many 1989 Medoc first-growths, revealing an unexciting level of quality. Give it 5-6 more years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 20.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 11/04/2008
Drink: 2000-2015


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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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