Margaux 1986

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Chateau Margaux, Margaux, 1986

Tasting Notes Margaux 1986

98

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. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2050. Last tasted, 12/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
96

The Chateau Margaux 1986 is one of many great wines under Paul Pontallier during the 1980s, perhaps one overlooked compared to the 1982, 1983 or 1985. It has a glorious bouquet of blackberry, truffle, violets and wine gums that gains great volume with continued aeration. The palate is voluminous with great structure and dimension, real substance and power, allied to the finesse that is the signature of this First Growth. It retains that silky, glycerin-rich finish that lacquers the mouth, yet retains immense precision and clarity. This is how First Growth's ought to be. Drink now-2030+ Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2012

Margaux Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Margaux 2018 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2018 Chateau Margaux £2,850.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux £1,945.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2016 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2014 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2013 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2012 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2011 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2010 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £7,088.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £3,544.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2008 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2007 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2006 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2005 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2004 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2003 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2002 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2001 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 2000 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1999 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1997 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1996 Chateau Margaux £7,500.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1995 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1990 Chateau Margaux £12,500.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1989 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1986 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl
Margaux 1982 Chateau Margaux POA 12x75cl