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    Sale 1416

    Finest and Rarest Wines Chartreuse and Madeira Including an Exceptional Private Collection

    11 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 90

    Château Margaux 2005

    12 bottles per lot

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    Château Margaux 2005
    Margaux, 1er cru classé
    Offered in an original wooden case
    Tasting note: Grand Vin High percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), unusually low percentage of Merlot (8%), the latter due to the exceptionally rich and high alcoholic content which would unbalance the blend. Deep, lovely colour but not as intense as expected; even by youthful Margaux standards, an extraordinary aroma, exquisite crystallised violets and mint. Totally unique: no other ’05 matches this scent. On the palate, very crisp, alcohol a reasonable 13%, good length of course, and tannic. At the château, April 2006 (*****) tempted to say 2015 – 2030 but Margaux has the tendency to be hard and unyielding aged 10, so from 2020. MB
    12 bottles per lot


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