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1997 Château Margaux

Margaux, 1er cru classé

ex-château; recent library release help

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$535.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"Medium red-ruby. Confectionary aromas of raspberry, cocoa powder, mocha and sexy oak; more evolved than either the '99 or '98, even considering its extra year of age. Fat, sweet and harmonious; offers lovely balance but just misses out on the density and depth of a great year. Finishes with firm but very suave tannins; this must be one of the longest '97s." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2000)

Rating: 91

"Undoubtedly a success for the vintage, this immensely charming, dark ruby/purple-colored wine exhibits floral, black currant, and smoky, toasty oak aromas. There is admirable richness, excellent ripeness, not a great deal of density, or superb concentration, but plenty of finesse, suppleness, and character. It can be drunk young, or cellared for 12-15 years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #128
(WA, 04/01/2000)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2000-2015

"All in finesse, with berry, currant and light vanilla character. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely, long finish. Gorgeous core of fruit in this wine. Drink now through 2004." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/31/2000)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2000-2004

"Dark crimson right out to the rim. Very Margaux attack (aromatic) with good intensity to begin with but this wine went nowhere in the glass. Fragrant and pretty to begin with it was relatively light on the palate and the fruit seemed to recede in the glass. Difficult to imagine this getting much better and more complex." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/04/2007)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2005-2012

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