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1994 Chateau Margaux

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Rating
91+ Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
1994

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit

Nose

currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco

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Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"This largely forgotten vintage seems to have turned the corner in the last year or two. Because of strict selections made at the top chateaux, the wines always had density, but the level of tannin was frequently too high, and the type of tannin was more green and astringent. Chateau Margaux’s 1994 has always been one of the candidates for the “wine of the vintage.” The wine still has a dense plum/purple color and a big, sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with licorice, camphor, vanilla, and a hint of flowers. The wine is dense and powerful, but the tannins have softened and do not seem as hard and intrusive as they did in the late nineties. This wine will last for decades and hopefully become even more seamless, although it is hard to believe all the tannin will gradually dissipate."

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media:

"Very good bright red-ruby color. Sappy, very floral nose hints at toasty oak. Sweet, supple. smooth and oaks in the mouth. A very consistent though fairly tannic wine without the grip or structure of the '95. In fact, tasted after the '95, this seemed much oakier and even a bit monolithic."

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