Robert Parker 96 | CellarTracker 96 | WineIsuppose 96
more about ratings
The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and black currants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. This is a Margaux of immense stature, made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. Last tasted 12/96. 96 points.
| Robert Parker
|Region||France | Bordeaux | Margaux|
|Bottle size||magnum (1,5 liter)|
Bottles in perfect condition: Capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Labels are slightly aged. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
|When to drink||2020-2050|