Red

1988 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux

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Community Tasting Note

  • kentlaw wrote: 94 points

    January 26, 2020 - Very nice bottle, very good conditioned bottle. A bit tight to start with, decanted for 1 hour, lovely aromas of cassis, pencil shavings, leather, tobacco leaf and warm pepper spice. On the palate very balanced, nice tannin integration and the fruit is still evident. Not a powerful wine but very elegant and enjoyable. Very fine example of good classic Bordeaux. Won’t recommend cellaring long term would drink in the next 2-3 years.

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  • oldwines commented:

    1/26/20, 5:14 AM - Thanks for the note...Totally agree with you on the balance and elegance or what I call “femininity”. Really nice set of wines you have written on, by the way! Writing on everything you drink or just the ones that move you? On how long this will last, I think much longer than you suggest. The best bottle of this I had was decanted for 6 hours a few years ago and was getting better when we had the last sip. I think the good acidity here will keep this a good deal longer though probably not getting much better. I sure hope so since this is one of my daughters’ birth year and I have several left!
    Cheers!

    “oldwines” aka Dave
    www.dtpwineadvisors.com

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