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1990 Margaux

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1990
Appellation: Margaux
100 (RP)
One of the most famous names in the world of wine, the quality of Chateau Margaux has been well documented since the 18th century, with British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole and US Ambassador Thomas Jefferson among its followers. Despite an amazing effort in 1953, the wines of Chateau Margaux struggled for several decades during the 20th century to achieve the same level of quality it had previously become famous for. It wasn't until the purchase of the estate in 1977 by the Mentzelopoulos family, and the 1983 appointment of Paul Pontallier as manager, that the fortunes of this great estate turned around. Andre Mentzelopoulos invested huge amounts of money into the estate and the results were almost immediate with a stellar wine produced in 1978. When Andre passed away suddenly shortly after, it was left to his 25-year old daughter Corinne to take over - and alongside Pontallier she created a modern legacy for the estate with three and a half decades of brilliant vintages. After Paul Pontallier’s tragic death in early 2016, Philippe Bascaules took over as General Manager and the estate continues to thrive. As Neal Martin summarises: “The fundamental virtue of a great Château Margaux is poise; the way it tiptoes on the palate like a ballerina, full of strength and grace.”

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BUYING OPTIONS

1990 Margaux

100 (RP)
From £11,800 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

1990 Margaux

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Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
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Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
100 (RP)
BTL
2
0
0
7
£11,800
12
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
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£14,192.14
1 Case(s) Available
 
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In Stock
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£14,976.00
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Bottle (75cl)
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Repack
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In-Bond
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In Stock
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£1,250.68
7 Bottle(s) Available

1990 Margaux

100 (RP)
From £11,800 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

1990 Margaux

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
100 (RP)
BTL
2
0
0
7
£11,800
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
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YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
You sell
£10,850.00
Maximum 5 case(s)
You buy
£11,800.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
You sell
£5,425.00
Maximum 10 case(s)
 
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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Duty Paid
ETA
In Stock
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£12,480.00
1 Case(s) Available
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In Stock
You buy
£1,040.00
7 Bottle(s) Available

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Tasting Notes and Scores

100

Wine Advocate

I had this wine both in Seoul, Korea in February, and from my cellar in December, 2008, and it was remarkable how identical the wines smelled and tasted. It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied richness that is fresh with laser-like precision, this stunning wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another three decades. A sensational effort, it is one of the legendary wines made at Chateau Margaux.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #183, Jun 2009)

100

Neal Martin

The 1990 Chateau Margaux has turned into a sensational wine that eclipses both the 1988 and 1989...and then some. It has a gorgeous, ethereal bouquet with sumptuous red berry fruit, leather, camphor and licorice—it is the kind of nose in which you just immerse yourself. Is there a hint of brettanomyces here? If there is, I don't really care. The palate is soft and sensual with incredible depth. Fleshy and corpulent for Chateau Margaux, and yet surfeit with breeding and finesse, there are layers or red fruit, kirsch, sage and fig, later tobacco and cloves. I feel that this 1990 Château Margaux is at its peak and yet the harmony, the sheer swagger of this wine just wins you over. Magnificent. Tasted May 2016.

981

Wine Lister

Quality 965 | Brand 998 | Economics 990 | buzz brand
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 1990 vintage, at 965 compared to a peer group average of 630 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 44 of the world's top wine lists, including Lung King Heen Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,675 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 112,956 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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