September 24, 2018 - From magnum.
This was extremely present and well-performing.
Still a lot of forward fruit (cassis, raspberry and hints of strawberry) then tobacco, cedar and autumn forest floor. Great Margaux!
February 13, 2017 - Medium brownish garnet in appearance, with lots of sediment. Cork was heavily soaked.
Decanted for 4-5 hours for flavours to develop. It has balanced floral, blackcurrant and tertiary notes (of cedar, leather etc), but quite restrained / feminine like many Margaux wines. The acid level is a bit too low. The tannins almost resolved. Medium bodied. The texture is silky smooth. Medium finish.
Seems like the wine is over the hills, but still enjoyable.
May 3, 2015 - Got this for a steal on winebid.com so I figured not much to lose. Bottle was in excellent condition and a high fill. Opened and the cork was in good condition and about 3/4 soaked. Wine was a brick color / garnet. A bit of acid on the start and then, over time, a bit of older sweet dark fruits began to show. The wine was surprisingly very drinkable! Great deal on a classic older Bdx.
March 13, 2015 - Mint on the nose, the palate is syrupy and jammy, only little fruit left, for some Margaux wines the -83 was stronger than -82 vintage but this one does not come across as a particularly strong vintage for this chateau.
October 13, 2014 - The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle. It smells like dust. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
March 15, 2014 - Tasted blind. At Davyd's place after Alicia's wedding.
Appearance is medium intensity and garnet colour. Fine sediments.
Nose is clean, pronounced intensity, with lots of black tea leaves.
On the palate, high acidity, big smooth tannins, full body, long finish. No fruits left in this one. Only tertiary flavours of sweet black tea on the entry, followed by earthy and some mild floral notes. Mild spices towards the finish. With air, managed to coax just a barest hint of blueberries, chocolate, and oak out.
Lots of elegance and complexity. Just wished there was more fruit left. I guessed a very old Barbaresco/Nebbiolo based on the tea aromas and flavour and big tannins.
March 15, 2014 - Popped this at home with my pal, Derek. Condition of the bottle was excellent. Fill level was into neck. Cork was removed intact and in excellent condition.
Silky tannins, with mild spice on the finish, hints of chocolate, blueberries, and herbs on the nose, a distinct aroma of black tea leaves, and a touch of citrus. Seductive floral nose. Reminiscent of a Barbaresco initially, and after some time, earthiness and French oak gradually appeared, confirming its "French" terroir. Balanced. Not the typical Margaux nose - what a surprise! On the palate, it was indeed umami! Mild fruits and secondary flavours. Easy to drink. This is a truly elegant and refined wine. Best Margaux wine I have tasted to date! I think this wine can still be cellared for another 5+ years.
January 25, 2013 - 2013 - Lunch gathering (Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck @ Paragon): Alcohol :: NA
Open for 60mins. Bright brick red. Earth, damp earth, roasted herbs, red cherry and raspberry. Complex, high tone and seductive. However, the palate is not a good. A bit loose in structure and lacks of fruits. The tannin starting to take place with sweet fruits being cover underneath. I would say drink now rather than later when the fruits are still exist. After all, wine is made by grape and what's the point to drink a win without any fruits left in it?
April 7, 2012 - Not dead yet, but past its prime... Very pretty on the note. On the palate, it was loamy, with coffee notes. A bit thin, short finish.
March 25, 2012 - Meget bra flaske. Balansert, nesten litt søtlig frukt. Bra med struktur fortsatt.