Margaux 1995

RegionBordeaux
SubregionMargaux
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The 1995 has continued to flesh out, developing into one of the great classics made under the Mentzelopoulos regime. The colour is opaque ruby/purple. The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is user-friendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be softer and more evolved than its broader shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040

Score: 95Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 95Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

Bottled very late (November, 1997), the 1995 has continued to flesh out, developing into one of the great classics made under the Mentzelopoulos regime. The color is opaque ruby/purple. The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is user-friendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be softer and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century

Score: 95Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (115), February 1998

Dark color. Black licorice, coffee, currants and black olives. Complex nose. A full-bodied, chewy blockbuster of a wine that is not giving anything at all away. It is like buried treasure still; you have to search for the gold. And it's there. Fabulous. Please give this time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2014. 18,000 cases made

Score: 100James Suckling, Wine Spectator, January 2007

Looks quite a bit more mature than the 1996 on the nose - even if there is still quite a tannic charge. Mellow, well evolved nose. Round and silky and already quite drinkable. Lovely and balanced. Very fresh. Elegant and polished. Great to drink now even though there is still some fine tannin. Mid weight. Pretty dry finish. Anthony Hanson thought the 1995 was less evolved than the 1996 but Michael Broadbent and I disagreed on that. Drink 2009 - 2020. Date tasted 11th Apr 08.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

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