Wine Review: 1999 Chateau Margaux

1999 Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux: Had it not been for heavy rains near the end of harvest that caused slight dilution, this would have made an exceptional vintage for Chateau Margaux. 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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Editor and co-founder of, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.


  1. Daniel September 8, 2012 at 3:44 PM - Reply

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

    • enobytes September 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM - Reply

      I’ve heard of Margaux fairies showing up during the holidays :) One under the tree would be a nice delight.

  2. Daniel September 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM - Reply

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

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  4. Charles Green September 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM - Reply

    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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