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1998 Margaux

Colour: Red
Vintage: 1998
Appellation: Margaux
91 (RP/NM/WS)
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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1998 Margaux

91 (RP/NM/WS)
From £4,260 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

1998 Margaux

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Region: Red Bordeaux
91 (RP/NM/WS)
BTL
2
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1
£4,260
12
DMAG
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0
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2
£1,750
1
IMP
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2
£3,950
1
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£2,110.71
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1998 Margaux

91 (RP/NM/WS)
From £4,260 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

1998 Margaux

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
91 (RP/NM/WS)
BTL
2
0
0
1
£4,260
12
DMAG
0
0
0
2
£1,750
1
IMP
0
0
0
2
£3,950
1
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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4-8wk
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£4,010.00
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£4,260.00
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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£2,005.00
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Bottle (300cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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£1,750.00
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Original Wooden Case
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£3,950.00
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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£1,750.00
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£355.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

91

Wine Advocate

The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt, blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty oak. Subtle, rich, nicely-textured, and medium-bodied, it is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #134, Apr 2001)

91

Neal Martin

The 1998 Château Margaux is a vintage that I have not tasted for a decade. Now at 20 years old it has retained a deep garnet colour with very little ageing on the rim, in fact, one of the most youthful-looking 1998 Left Banks that I encountered. The nose is gorgeous: very well defined with black cherries, fresh fig, touches of sous-bois and leather. As I have noted before, what it does not offer is the floral element that is the signature of many other vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It feels more mature on the palate than on the nose with secondary notes of sage, black pepper, irony notes and a touch of bell pepper. I find this just cuts away short with a little greenness in the background. It was probably a great Margaux knocked off balance by the harvest rains, but it remains a fine wine that should continue to drink well for another decade. Tasted at the château. www.vinous.com

91

Wine Spectator

Shows a lightly taut feel, with plum skin and cherry pit notes melded into the core of damson plum, blackberry and mulled cherry fruit. Shows the estate's telltale black tea and lilac hints through the finish, with lovely grace and charm that wins out over the sinewy structure.--Non-blind Château Margaux vertical (December 2013). JM

92+

Stephen Tanzer

Medium ruby. Cool, floral aromas of red berries, violet, cocoa powder, graphite and spicy oak, along with a whiff of smoked meat. Juicy, sharply delineated and austere; a classic, adamantly dry claret with superb intensity and grip. This is beginning to close up, unlike the '99. But really expands on the very long, perfumed finish. Tannins are dusty but even.

18.5

Jancis Robinson

Deep crimson. Powerful, direct aroma. Strongly cassis. Fresh and yet mouth-filling and almost creamy/buttery on the palate in terms of texture. Very clean and fresh. Hint of char. Very convincing as a first growth. Long and rich. Direct with masses of fruit disguising the slightly grainy tannins. Tangy and lively… You could drink this with food now! Very good wine. JR

968

Wine Lister

Quality 955 | Brand 998 | Economics 943 | buzz brand
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 1998 vintage, at 955 compared to a peer group average of 727 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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