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1998 Chateau Margaux Margaux
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001

Medium ruby. Cool, floral aromas of red berries, violet, cocoa powder, graphite and spicy oak, along with a whiff of smoked meat. Juicy, sharply delineated and austere; a classic, adamantly dry claret with superb intensity and grip. This is beginning to close up, unlike the '99. But really expands on the very long, perfumed finish. Tannins are dusty but even.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Another example of finesse over power.
12/01/2001
by Walter A. Kotrba, CWE
My recent experiences with Margaux stress delicacy and finesse over the "lead fist in the velvet glove" of the 1980s. This is a lovely wine with plum, tobacco, cinnamon, and a hint clove in the nose. Smooth, ripe currants and plums in a medium to full-body are kissed by new oak, there is a fine, unobtrusive structure, and black cherry notes in the fruit-filled finish. A very pretty wine. "A-" Taster's Guild, June, 2001
09/16/2000
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