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    Chateau Margaux 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Margaux, Bordeaux, France

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    • ST95
    • WE95
    Price: $769.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine & Spirits, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Margaux, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 97998

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1995 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1998

    This wine has an extraordinary aromatic finesse, a tannic richness and a particularly dense and tight-knit texture. The finish is very long, fresh and lively, a little bit firm but already packed with flavor. Such balance is a brilliant expression of Chateau Margaux's noble terroir.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is not a big Château Margaux, its style showing more elegance and discretion. The tannins are soft, although producing a dense web that lies underneath the black currant and plum fruit flavors. It is a wine that envelops the mouth, an edge of firmness over velvet fruit textures. The wine floats away slowly on the close.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Medium bright ruby. Compellingly perfumed nose of boysenberry, cassis, graphite, licorice and violet. Suave on entry, then imploded in the middle and extremely slow to show itself. Very pure, understated black fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors are like an essence of cabernet. Savory rather than particularly sweet: there's nothing easy or obvious about this wine today. A dry and classic style; the tannins are tight for a young Margaux but not hard, and the finishing flavors are vibrant and perfumed. The pH of 3.68 is on the low side for a wine from this chateau. Range: 92-95

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    It is worth noting that when the bottled 2006 Chateau Margaux, which appeared closed and less impressive than I had predicted from barrel, was retasted alongside the remarkable 2008, I elevated my score to 94+. It does not possess the size or power of the 2008 or 2005, but the 2006 exhibits impressive density, a deeper color, and the beautifully textured, pure style that is a hallmark of this estate. Moreover, it is relatively precocious, and can be drunk now or cellared for 25+ years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A sexy vintage of Margaux, this is heady and seductive right from the start. Floral strawberry and red currant flavors back the wine's gentle sweetness, while floral acidity gives it a sting. Black tannins hint at more serious, long-term prospects, though much of the vintage may get drunk before it has a chance to reach any deeper, more essential terroir expression.

    94 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    On the taut, sinewy side, with cedar and sandalwood notes framing the core of red currant, bitter cherry and damson plum fruit. Offers a lovely singed feel through the finish, with a gentle perfumy edge. Despite the tannic profile of the vintage in general, this is all charm and hitting its stride now.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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