05-03-2012 05-03-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2593B Boston
May 3, 2012 5:00PMCalender
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Chateau Margaux 1986

$911$750
Auction: Fine Wines - 2593B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 03, 2012 5:00PM

Description:

Chateau Margaux 1986
Margaux, 1er Cru Classe
u: bottom neck, lightly bin-soiled labels

"A magnificent example of Chateau Margaux and one of the most tannic, backward Margauxs of the last 50 years, the 1986 continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, creme de cassis, mineral, and white flowers. Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine, full-bodied style, this wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential. It is beginning to budge from its infantile stage and approach adolescence." R. Parker, 98 pts. 01/03
2 bottles
Estimate $600-900

Keywords

Chateau Margaux