Château Margaux grand cru classe 1999

Under er viner smakt igjennom noen få uker da Thibault Pontallier besøkte Oslo nå i september, samt noen andre smakinger. Thibault er Pauls sønn og reiser jorda rundt som ambassadør for Château Margaux. 

2016 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux

Ca 10.000 bottles made. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, some citrus, fresh, nuanced, elegant, minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, grapefruits, minerals, detailed, intense, layered, playful and energetic, long.

93

 

1985 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux

Pale lemon yellow. Smoky, spices, nutty, with more air, corked. 

 

2014 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

Kr 1509,90

Ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, floral, detailed, minerals, nuanced, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, blueberries, anise, spices, juicy, elegant, detailed, long.

92

 

2009 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, touch of dates, faint cedar and floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, anise, juicy, spices, elegant, detailed, long.

93

 

2003 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, figs, dates, blueberries, some floral notes, layered nose, nuanced. Fresh acidity, fruity, red berries, anise, some figs and dates, nuanced, detailed, long.

92

 

2014 Château Margaux

Kr 3799,90 

4 hours of air. Ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, nuanced, detailed, cassis, blueberries, incredible nose. Layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, anise, spices, juicy, nuanced, detailed, layered, nuanced, superb, long.

96

 

2004 Château Margaux

Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, minerals, touch of figs, dates, nuanced, detailed, incredible nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, cassis, blueberries, juicy, nuanced, layered, detailed, long.

95

 

2002 Château Margaux

Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, anise, fruity, scented, nuanced, detailed, layered nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, red berries, anise, elegant, lovely balance, needed three hours in decanter to build body, was a bit lean at first, long.

94

 

1999 Château Margaux

Ruby, thin garnet rim. Scented, blueberries, anise, scented, nuanced, detailed, some floral notes, minerals, seductive, this has charmed me for fifteen years now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, elegant, nuanced, refined, some dates, long.

95

 

1989 Château Margaux

Ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, some tobacco, nuanced, detailed, layered, floral notes, figs, dates and a touch of cassis. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries, anise, some spices, nuanced, detailed, elegant, superb balance, graceful, incredible length.

100

 

1982 Château Margaux

Ruby. Blueberries, some cassis, anise, some spices, minerals, detailed, nuanced, floral, bright and exotic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, nuanced, detailed, layered, spices, juicy, long.

99

 

1977 Château Margaux

Ruby, brick rim. Light nose, faint red berries and figs, light bodied, lean but graceful.

85

 

1975

Garnet, orange rim. Earthy, dried fruits, lean, sweet and sour, drying out tannins.

81

 

1974

Orange. Dried out, lean and thin.

 

1973 Château Margaux

Lean and thin, not entirely dead but not far from it.

 

1966 Château Margaux

Ruby with brick rim. Dried fruits, anise, spices, figs, violets, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs, dates, elegant yet not at the level of a bottle a year back.

93

 

1965 Château Margaux

Orange. Maderized.

 

1964 Château Margaux

Bright ruby core, orange rim. Earthy, some sous bois, figs, dates, spices, very evolved nose. Fresh acidity, some tannins, light bodied, first it seemed to dry up a bit but got better with about twenty five minutes showing more figs and tobacco. Long.

92

 

1961 Château Margaux

Ruby with brick rim. Anise, spices, liquorice start, then figs, dates, spices, violets, nuanced and layered with air, bright nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red fruity, figs, dates, elegant, like last bottle it just keeps on giving for several hours in the glass, ads and ads. This is just a touch better than last bottle, long indeed but just not quite as sexy as the 1959 two weeks back.

98

 

1959 Château Margaux

Ruby core, brick rim. Scented, figs, dates, spices, exotic, floral, violets, nuanced nose, incredible nose on this, tobacco and truffles, some sous bois. Fresh acidity, few and velvety tannins, delicate, nuanced, soft and gentle yet layers. Superb wine, what a beauty.

100

 

1955 Château Margaux

Ruby core, brick rim. Some tobacco, figs, dates, elegant violets with more air, morellos and cigars, not quite as open as the 53 besides it, tighter and deeper somehow. Fresh acidity, few tannins left but those there are noticeable, blueberries, figs, dates, tobacco, long finish. Impressive over outright sexy.

95

 

1953 Château Margaux

Ruby core, broad brick rim. Delicate earthy nose with a touch of violets at first, more tobacco, touch of cedar, figs, dates, truffles, just layers of elegance, this is a wine you can smell for ages. Fresh acidity, hardly tannins left, red fruits, lighter bodied, figs, dates, touch sweet and sour, just wafts you away, superb wine, WOW!

98

 

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