1985

Château Margaux

Margaux , AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)

Château Margaux

Description

1985 Château Margaux 1er Cru Classé, Margaux AOC, Château Margaux

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Approaching full maturity, this beautifully sweet Chateau Margaux has a dense plum/purple color and a huge, sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toast, underbrush, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannin and a fleshy, juicy, very succulent and multi-layered mid-palate, this expansive, velvety wine has entered its plateau of maturity, where it should remain (assuming good storage) for at least another 10-15 years. A very delicious, seductive, and opulent Chateau Margaux to drink over the next two decades. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015. Last tasted, 10/02.

Tom Cannavan: 97/100
1985 is my favourite vintage bar none. Yes, '61 may be more legendary, '49 more revered, but I have bought and drunk a lot of '85s over the past 30 years with unfailing success in the wines being both sumptuous and structured, in an immensely pleasurable vintage. This Margaux may be the pinnacle, a heavenly depth of graphite and cedar-touched ripe, but not overripe, black fruits, the lightest nuances of game and vanilla, and just a gorgeous, ethereal Margaux perfume. In the mouth the tannins are now resolved of course, but the fine-grained, supple nature is lovely and the fresh acidity gives this an alert, still energetic character at 33 years of age. Wonderful fruit, again just touched with cedar and game on the palate, but a depth of blackcurrant and edged by black plum and chocolate bittersweet notes. Long, not fading in the glass after an hour, and possibly with substantial time ahead for well-cellared bottles. 

Product information

Category Wine
Color red
Taste Secco
Vintage 1985
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)
Place of cultivation Margaux
Origin Bordeaux (FR)
Alcoholic content 12,5% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 720.00 CHF 960.00/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • robertParker 96

  • falstaff 93

Producer

  • Château Margaux
  • Frankreich / Bordeaux
  • Château Margaux
    33460 Margaux