This lot was part of our auction «small bottle party !» on 01.04.2023.
Château Margaux, Ch. Margaux, 1986
1 x 0.750L
98 / 100 Robert Parker A magnificent example of Chateau Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margauxs of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, creme de cassis, mineral, and white flowers. Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine, full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage and approach adolescence. Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
93 / 100 Wine Spectator Racy and powerful. Black color. Currants, tar and dried herbs. Full-bodied, with firm tannins. Slightly hollow center palate--a bit of a letdown. Better with more bottle age.--Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2003. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/not..
17 / 20 Jancis Robinson Very tight and unyielding. Mineral with a slightly dry end. Still very taut. I would wait awhile for this. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?perpage=20&k..