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    Chateau Margaux 1981
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Margaux, Bordeaux, France

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    • WS95
    • RP91
    Price: $469.00
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    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Margaux, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift

    Item no. 112335

    Winemaker's Notes:

    In weight and texture, the 1981 Margaux is closest in style to the 1979. It is an outstanding wine, even in the company of the monumental wines of 1982, 1983, and 1986, although it does not have the power and weight of these vintages. It is still very dark ruby/purple-colored. The aromatics suggest ripe cassis fruit, spicy vanillin oakiness, and violets. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, concentrated, tannic, and extremely long. It is just beginning to open and evolve.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The other wine of the vintage. Seriously powerful with fabulous color and mint, cassis and berry aromas and flavors. Has a full body and is tannic; still needs time to come around. Better after 1997.--The Bordeaux 50

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    In weight and texture, the 1981 Margaux is closest in style to the 1979. It is an outstanding wine, even in the company of the monumental wines of 1982, 1983, and 1986, although it does not have the power and weight of these vintages. It is still very dark ruby/purple-colored. The aromatics suggest ripe cassis fruit, spicy vanillin oakiness, and violets. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, concentrated, tannic, and extremely long. It is just beginning to open and evolve. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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