Château Bel Air Marquis D'aligre

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

As others have noted, a world away from modern Bordeaux. High toned, as much red fruit driven as black, minimal (no?) wood or extraction. Accessible with a bit of air and continued to evolve over the next day. Raspberry, plum skin, black currant, tobacco leaf, old leather and earth. Tastes like a decent proportion of cab franc. Autumnal, austere, but not unwelcoming. Feels like something to sip on a quiet night in a wood paneled study by a fireplace. — 2 months ago

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Château des Trois Chardons

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1970

En battle face au bel air marquis d'Aligre 1970
Le 3 chardons est nettement supérieur avec plus de fruit plus complexe
Quelle bouteille !!
— 4 years ago