1995 Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2006-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
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1995 Ch Margaux 1er Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Margaux
Region
Margaux, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2006-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, April 1996, Score: 91-93

At Chateau Margaux, July and August, 1995, were the driest in over 40 years, but the weather was not as hot as in 1989 and 1990. The Merlot, which was harvested in mid-September, came in at a whopping 13.5-14% natural alcohol. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between September 27 and October 3. According to Margaux's manager, Paul Pontallier, it was far riper and richer than in 1994.The 1995 Chateau Margaux displays an attractive dark purple color, and a sweet, jammy nose of black-cherries, cassis, and a whiff of blueberries. Rich, powerful, and dense, as well as surprisingly supple in the attack, this low acid wine seduces the taster before some heavy duty tannin makes its presence known in the finish. The official analysis indicates this is the most tannic Chateau Margaux since 1986. Overall, the wine reminds me of the 1985 vintage, but with more grip. I suspect it will be forward when released, but it will easily keep for two decades.All of the wines in this segment were tasted between March 19 and March 28 in Bordeaux. Most of the important wines from both the 1994 and 1995 vintages were tasted three separate times during my ten-day stay in Bordeaux. Drink: 1996-2016.

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Producer

Château Margaux

Known as the most elegant and aromatic First Growth due to its Cabernet-friendly, sandy soil, Château Margaux is owned by Corinne Mentzelopoulos and managed by the dynamic Paul Pontallier. Château Margaux's vineyard holdings amount to almost 200 acres, though a much smaller percentage is selected for the grand vin to ensure exceptional concentration.

Region

Margaux, Red Bordeaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.

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