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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 364

    Château Margaux 1953

    1 bottle per lot

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    Margaux is unique among the communes of the Médoc: it is the farthest south (isolated from its three famous cousins to the north, St.-Estèphe, St.-Julien and Pauillac) and is made up of several non-contiguous parcels of vineyard land. The appellation of Margaux encompasses the village of Margaux, of course, as well as the villages of Cantenac, Soussans, Labarde, and Arsac. Ideally, the limestone, chalk, clay and sand of Margaux combine (especially where gravel dominates, facilitating drainage) to make a fragrant and silky wine. More Margaux properties were included in the famous classification of 1855 than any other commune. So it comes as no surprise that the wines of the eponymous Château Margaux are celebrated for their elegance and finesse and for their inimitable fragrance. The majority of the vineyards are on deep gravel and gravely clay soils which are ideally suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is planted on soils which have higher content of clay and limestone.
    Château Margaux 1953
    Margaux, 1er cru classé
    Level: upper shoulder; damp stained and heavily bin soiled label
    1 bottle per lot

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