Château Margaux is a 1er Cru classified in 1855 from the Margaux appellation. This red wine comes from a vineyard planted on a gravel outcrop characteristic of the appellation. The wine features a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
At tasting, the Château Margaux 1986 shows off power and concentration at first. On the nose, the bouquet opens slowly as it grows older. The wine is both rich and balanced, similar to the 1961 vintage. It also boasts impressive breadth and richesse. The palate reveals tight, dense tannins, which slowly soften with time. This explains the incredible ageing potential of the Château Margaux 1986.
The organoleptic qualities described here are only valid for the year in which this wine was tasted. Naturally, the wine is subject to evolution in the bottle throughout its life, and certain characteristics described in this commentary will no longer apply.