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2016 Chateau Margaux Premier Cru Classe, Margaux 6×1.5L

JR18.5RP99VM98

£6,172 / CasePrices are In Bond excl. Duty & VAT

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UK Stock: ETA to UK address 8-12 weeks
SKU: LXSIB101278120160601500 Categories: , , , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 18.5

Tasted blind. Big, bold and very ripe on the nose. With a hint of yeast extract. Then savour and sinew. Masses of compact tannin. This wine needs time to expand. At the moment it’s all confined in a tiny space. Chalky chew on the end. Racy. [23/01/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050

Vinous – 98

The 2016 Château Margaux represents 28% of the entire production this year. It has an alluring, gorgeous bouquet that blossoms with aeration to reveal black cherries, veins of blue fruit, crushed violet petals and a suggestion of vanilla. The poised, mineral-driven palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and just the right amount of salinity. The 2015 Château Margaux is ahead by a nose, but this will be a formidable first growth with a five-decade life span. [Neal Martin, 24/01/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2070

Robert Parker – 99

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Chateau Margaux (blended of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot) sashays out of the glass with glamorous red currants, candied violets, kirsch and crushed blackcurrants scents followed by notions of tilled black soil, forest floor, cast iron pan and cigar box with subtle wafts of lavender and oolong tea. Medium-bodied, mineral laced accents hover over the palate with an ethereal sensation of weightlessness, yet it is super intense with layers of red and black flavors supported by a firm texture of silt-fine tannins, finishing wonderfully fragrant and incredibly long. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30/11/2018]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2063

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