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1998 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 105

  • Wim de Leeuw Does not like this wine: 88 points

    December 30, 2020 - Kleur: Diep robijnrood met een subtiele verkleuring aan de rand. Aroma / bouquet: Aangenaam bouquet met een beperkte expressiviteit. Wat gebrande tonen, een hint van koffie en leer. Ook twee uur beluchting veranderde hier niets aan. Smaak / Afdronk: Ingehouden harmonie, een ultieme balans tussen de frisse zuurgraad, zachte en rijpe tannines en een bescheiden percentage (12,5%) alcohol. Alles klopt, niets is overtuigend. Beperkte expresiviteit, gemiddelde afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: In de meest recente notities van anderen zie ik serieus hoge waarderingen tussen 92 en zelfs 98 punten. Mijn laatste waardering (2010) was 87 punten. Vandaag is mijn optimisme ook gematigd. Wellicht heb ik flessen gekocht die niet onder optimale condities zijn bewaard. Maar grootsheid was in deze fles van deze wijn ver te zoeken. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 10 + Smaak / Afdronk: 16 + Algemeen / potentieel: 7 = 88/100

    Color: Deep ruby red with a subtle discoloration at the edge Aroma / bouquet: Pleasant bouquet with limited expressiveness. Some roasted notes, a hint of coffee and leather. Two hours of aeration did not change this either. Taste / Finish: Restrained harmony, an ultimate balance between the fresh acidity, soft and ripe tannins and a modest percentage (12.5%) alcohol. Everything is correct, nothing is convincing. Limited expressiveness, average finish. Overall / Potential: In the most recent notes from others, I see seriously high ratings between 92 and even 98 points. My last rating (2010) was 87 points. Today my optimism is also moderate. I may have bought bottles that have not been stored under optimal conditions. But greatness was hard to find in this bottle of this wine. 50 + Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 10 + Taste / Finish: 16 + Overall / potential: 7 = 88/100

  • pommieba@cox.net Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 25, 2020 - Decanted for 4hrs. Accompanied Prime Rib Roast.
    Aromas of dark fruits - Cherry and Blackberry. Taste of more dark Cherry with Cassis, leather with Graphite and a hint of smoke. Well balanced with a long finish, more cherry and earthy notes. Went very well with the Prime Rib

  • Costes76 Likes this wine: 98 points

    March 13, 2020 - Bday Ultraviolet#9. Deep purple color. Pronounced lush complex multi-layered nose of red and black fruit, smoke, liquorice, meat, mushroom. Dry, tart acidity, medium to high tannins, pronounced taste of cherry, blueberry, blackberry, fig, meat, mushroom, vanilla. Full body with great balance. Long finish. But plateaued shortly. Still, OMFG awesome.

  • rexmerlot wrote: 92 points

    February 16, 2020 - Dark ruby red in color with garnet showing at the edges. Notes of leather, cassis, cherry and tobacco. Dry, med body, med acidity, and smooth tannins. Nice wine still drinking well.

  • FDT wrote: 92 points

    February 1, 2020 - I decanted about 3 hours before serving with rare venison.
    The aromas from the decanter were of dark fruits. The first taste was of fruit then the tobacco and cassis along with the pencil sharpening arrived and at the end the whole finish was remarkably fresh and dark fruit. It was altogether delicious.

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  • By Neal Martin
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/15/2003 (link) 91 points

    (Château Margaux) Big, herbaceous nose; herbaceous, cassis, plum palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 000004139317, 000004305569, 011986100000, 041333214016, 099999584363, 3364420030090, 400009418071, 607921015368, 714153134733

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  • Pending Delivery 10 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,571 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,113 (24%)

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