Château Margaux Tasting
Tasted April 19, 2013 - April 20, 2013 by mwanasheria with 288 views
A comprehensive tasting of Château Margaux wines. The group met the evening before to try a few wines that were brought along.
Flight 1 - Three Rieslings from the region and one from far. (4 notes)
Flight 2 - Real stars. (4 notes)
Ths included the best bottle of 59 Cheval Blanc I ever had, which shows that the négociants bottling are often better than the real thing. And 59 Gruaud was stunning ...
1959 Château Gruaud Larose
This was a very nice bottle. Not as full-bodied as the Cheval Blanc 59 drunk alongside, but of similar elegance. Lighter, with some hint of spice, malty sweetness, cedar. A grerat great bottle.
1959 Château Cheval Blanc
Calvet Bottling. This was an absolutely spectacular bottle. Sweet nose of malt, tea, raisins. On the palate a mind-boggling sweetness, harmonious and unbelievably elegant.
Flight 3 - A selection from around the world. (4 notes)
1997 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red
A serious Bordeaux blend, I really like the mid-90ies at Pahlmeyer. Fruit still very present in the nose plus tobacco and cedar. On the palate cassis, dark fruit, silky tannins. All elegance and class.
1998 Penfolds Grange
Another spectacular bottle, it even felt younger than the previous one. Nose of cassis, palate of dark fruit, minerals, tobacco, pencil shavings, wood.
Flight 4 - Sweet wines to finish off. (3 notes)
This was a really memorable event that showed quite a few surprises with very solid wines in off years and the stars really shining.
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