This lot was part of our auction «small bottle party !» on 01.04.2023.
Château Margaux, Ch. Margaux, 1988
1 x 0.750L
89 / 100 Robert Parker In a somewhat chunky, full-bodied, rather muscular style, with a dark, almost opaque garnet color and a big, smoky, earthy nose, with hints of compost, melted asphalt, black fruits, mushrooms, and new oak, this wine lacks the elegance one expects from Chateau Margaux, but does have plenty of tough-textured tannin and an almost rustic, corpulent style to it. The wine is mouth-staining as well as mouth-filling, but in a relatively chunky style. Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
96 / 100 Wine Spectator Wow. Wonderfully fresh, with currant, blackberry and flowers on the nose. I just want to keep on smelling it. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins and loads of berry and chocolate character. Dense and firm. Big wine, muscular. Drinkable now, but it's going to get a lot better with bottle age.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 25,000 cases made. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/not..