1981 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1981

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1981 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1981

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
419,00 € tax incl. 349,17 € tax excl.
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Avis d'expert
95 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(10-1994)
The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around.
91 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(01-1998)
In weight and texture, the 1981 Margaux is closest in style to the 1979. It is an outstanding wine, even in the company of the monumental wines of 1982, 1983, and 1986, although it does not have the power and weight of these vintages. It is still very dark rubypurple-colored. The aromatics suggest ripe cassis fruit, spicy vanillin oakiness, and violets. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, concentrated, tannic, and extremely long. It is just beginning to open and evolve.
91 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
Features
Vintage 1981
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 300 €
Château Margaux
Country France
Château informations
Margaux
Margaux

A privilege to bear the name of its appellation Margaux, for Chateau Margaux there is no doubt ample justification.


For several centuries this Premier Cru Classé has expressed the highest degree of quality of exceptional terroir patiently assembled by several generations of owners. Maintained and harvested exclusively by hand with extreme care, the 78 hectares of vines (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) derive their wealth deep in the soil which is clayey gravelly and particularly dense and thick. The fermentation in oak vats, after which the wine is strictly selected, follows 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels. A masterpiece among Bordeaux, the best according to some, Château Margaux reveals the delicate taste and opulence, depth and complexity, and exudes a rare elegance of rose, violet, black fruit, suspended by tight tannins that require patient aging before the wine fully expresses itself. The château also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, and a dry white wine, Pavillon Blanc de Château Margaux.


Best vintages of Château Margaux : 19001928195319821983198619891990


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