I think this bottle was either in a dumb phase or was just slightly off. Aromatic notes of leather, bay leaf, old cherries and earth. Still some tannin but seems slightly evolved for its age...I would have thought this was at least 7-10yrs older. Graphite, more leather, and very underripe red fruits on the palate. — 2 days ago
After 13 years of aging, this wine has softened and become nicely integrated. There is a nice taste of vanilla and oak. Not as powerful as some of the bigger Margaux wines but still nicely enjoyable, especially for an otherwise unremarkable vintage in Bordeaux. — 5 days ago
Out with my boy, Mo, so old world in the house. Nose displays cow shit and cedar.
Palate is youthful. Tannins are integrated, acid is slightly out of balance - too much. Nice notes of cherry, cardamom and saddle leather. 99 wasn’t a great vintage, so under the circumstances, this is a good effort. Not going to evolve to a better place in my opinion. — 19 days ago
A nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Bordeaux.
Showing black fruits with earth, vegetables, tobacco leaf, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, black tea and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Still young and needs another 5 years to mature properly. However, it is drinking nicely now by itself or with food.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$24. — 22 days ago
It’s a Bordeaux evening with an aged 1981 Chateau Margaux. A wonderful ruby brown color. A distinct mint eucalyptus and red fruit nose with floral notes and a meaty beef scent. Red strawberry, tobacco and lead taste. A bit jammy and medium tannins. Enjoying this old Bordeaux with a variety of Italian foods: pizza, pasta and meat dishes and, of course, bread. — 19 days ago
Took a while to open up, but a stellar Margaux to celebrate 27 years of marriage! Dried herbs and black fruit on open. Developed into scents of dark chocolate. Mid-palate of black fruit, anise and a touch of tobacco. The finish is full of raspberry and dried plums — 20 days ago