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Wine Review: 1999 Château Margaux

Had it not been for heavy rains near the end of harvest that caused slight dilution, this would have made an exceptional vintage. Regardless, 1999 is still a great year that showcases finesse, intensity and aromatic complexity. Succulent and rich, this first growth Premier Grand Cru offers a textural sensation of red and black fruits, cassis, tobacco and walnut flavors finishing long with coffee and earth notes. Enjoy it with a grilled steak and a classic potato dauphinoise. Decanting an hour or two recommended.

Rating: Excellent (94) | Auction Price $385
Château Margaux

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5 Responses to “Wine Review: 1999 Château Margaux”

  1. Daniel says:

    Now if only I could afford that hefty price tag! One can dream.

  2. Daniel says:

    If this one magically appears under my tree, I’ll share it for sure.

  3. Charles Green says:

    I think this is perfect for celebrations. I can’t wait to have one of these, perfect for my ageing cheese.

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