Margaux 1996

Cult Wines Price: £7,500.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Margaux, Margaux, 1996

Tasting Notes Margaux 1996

99

The 1996 Chateau Margaux, which was bottled in September, 1998, is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects, it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux, as well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity. I tasted the wine on three separate occasions in January, and in short, it's a beauty! The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with nothing out of place. The final blend (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) contains a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes complete and long, although backward. My instincts suggest this wine will shut down, but at present it is open-knit, tasting like a recently bottled wine. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and pure, and there are layers of flavor in the mouth. I do believe this wine will develop an extraordinary perfume, and possess a high level of richness. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
98

Tasted at Bordeaux Index Chateau Margaux dinner at The Square. A consistent note to the bottle poured at El Bulli. That crystalline nose, the purity, the mineralite – it is all there. The palate is razor-sharp, brilliant focused with those silky tannins that caress the mouth, lascivious blackberry, black plum and blueberry towards the finish. Stunning. Drink 2010-2035+ Tasted October 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009

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