The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
The grapes for this wine would have been harvested shortly after the French defeat in the Second World War. This isnt a wine to drink, but one to prompt reflection.
Chateau Margaux 1998 is drinking really nicely at the moment! Medium bodied and rich, complex aromas are abundant in a glass. This will drink well over the next few years!
Medium to full plum, classic Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose, with a touch of orange zest. Slightly minty, quite open, soft generous palate, elegant, sleek, and long, toasty finish. Cedary spice. Classical style. 90-92/100 - 2020-2030. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener. Decanter 17.5/20 JS 92-93/100 NM 89-91/100