1998 Margaux 1er Cru Margaux

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Price: £4,100.00 (£4,951.18 Inc Duty & VAT)
Current Availability: 1
Delivered By: 01/12/2017
  • Format : Case of Magnums
  • Status : In Bond
  • Size : 6/150CL

Chateau Margaux 1998 is drinking really nicely at the moment! Medium bodied and rich, complex aromas are abundant in a glass. In the magnum format, it is possible to enjoy this vintage over the next couple of decades! 

Information About Chateau Margaux

Since the end of the seventeenth century the Chateau Margaux estate has occupied 265 hectares in the Medoc, a third of which are still dedicated to growing vines. This wine estate carries a vast amount of prestige from being rated as a ‘first growth’ in the 1855 classification of the Medoc. The chateau itself has been nicknamed the ‘Versailles of the Medoc” for its neo-Palladian architecture.

The soils of the estate are well suited to the growing of Cabernet Sauvignon and thus it makes up 75% of the plantings. 20% is planted to Merlot with the remainder being Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A small quantity of Sauvignon Blanc is also planted for the estate’s Pavillon Blanc white.

Jeff Leve
Jeff Leve
The Wine Cellar Insider

Tasting Date : 03 August 2015

Medium/full bodied, firm, tannic, masculine, structured style of Margaux. The perfume, with its floral, tobacco and black cherry aromas are more enticing at this stage of the game. The wine demands at least another 5-8 years in the cellar. With luck, the wine will soften as it evolves.

Rating : 93/100


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

Tasting Date : 07 April 2008

Sweet nose that seemed slightly oaky at first – certainly very different from the rest and perhaps not quite as perfumed and silky as one would like. Although it grew in the glass to be more stereotypically Margaux – certainly no lack of concentration and fruit… Lots of life and energy and then attractive sweetness all within a pretty firm framework. Attractive balance. Still very dense – seems at about the right point of evolution for a 10 year-old first growth. Still quite a bit of tannin but the fruit is maturing nicely. Very fresh – may be too much so?

Rating : 18.5-/20

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

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4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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