Château Margaux, Margaux 1989

Margaux 1989

Twenty-five years on tasting.

Glorious, maturing ruby.   A ravishing tide-swell of cedar, blond-tobacco, forest-undergrowth and pansy.  Supple, soil-driven myrtille and mûre.  Soothing herbal tones.  Well-delineated fabric of fruit, acidity and tannin, intricately-woven.   The finish is less impact and more orgami detail, a ferrous minerality with lingering intonations of osmanthus and lapsang souchong.  Not destined to take its place among the immortal Margauxs, it astonishes for its light and clarity in such a hot vintage.  It lifted our spirits; the Margaux of the Jubilee.  Now – 2019.

Margaux 1989 #1

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