Margaux 1997

RegionBordeaux
SubregionMargaux
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Buyers Guide (6), December 2002

Undoubtedly a success for the vintage, this immensely charming, dark ruby/purple-colored wine exhibits floral, black currant, and smoky, toasty oak aromas. There is admirable richness, excellent ripeness, not a great deal of density, or superb concentration, but plenty of finesse, suppleness, and character. It can be drunk young, or cellared for 12-15 years.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 90/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

It is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine exhibits a dense purple color, followed by an open-knit, charming nose of crème de cassis, pain grillé, and minerals. In the mouth, the wine reveals beautifully ripe fruit, low acid, a suave, silky textured, remarkable suppleness and complexity for such a young wine, and a round, generous, moderately long finish.

Score: 90/93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (116), April 1998

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