1996, Margaux

Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 96 - 100

Drinking Dates: 2004-2035

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 25-Apr-1997

The renowned Chateau Margaux’s 2011 boasts a dark ruby/plum color as well as a fragrant perfume of spring flowers, sweet, supple, well-integrated tannins, medium body, and the elegance and nobility expected from a great first-growth. Although it is not as powerful or concentrated as the 2009 or 2010 (no 2011s are), it possesses finesse, elegance, purity and suppleness. The wine is surprisingly approachable already yet should keep for 15-20 years.