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1985 Château Margaux

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

ITEM 8463116 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
$525
Item Sold Amount Date
I8522459 1 $505 Nov 13, 2022
I8476970 1 $505 Oct 9, 2022
I8403342 1 $505 Aug 28, 2022
I8352095 1 $530 Jul 31, 2022
I8325617 1 $505 Jul 17, 2022
I8299777 1 $560 Jul 3, 2022
I8276327 1 $595 Jun 19, 2022
I8265069 1 $595 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

(Neal Martin's Wine Journal) ...unfurls beautifully to reveal wild strawberry, blueberry, cedar, hints of graphite and glycerine... great volume... with a velvety, silky smooth finish that shows immense persistency. Sublime.

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...beautifully sweet... huge, sweet nose of black currants intermixed with licorice, toast, underbrush, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannin and a fleshy, juicy, very succulent and multi-layered... expansive, velvety...

PRODUCER

Château Margaux

Château Margaux is one of the world’s most famous wine producers, and with good reason. The estate’s history dates to the 12th century, and by the 16th century its owners were rotating vineyards into their grain fields. Its wines were being exported by the early 18th century and they quickly became Bordeaux’s gold standard for quality. Thomas Jefferson, when he was ambassador to France, was especially fond of Château Margaux and noted approvingly that “there cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux.” As one of the First Growth Chateaux – one of the four recognized as outstanding in France’s historic 1855 Bordeaux classification – Margaux has always been one of the aristocrats of the Medoc. Château Margaux’s 193 acres of vineyards yields an annual average of 200,000 bottles of Château Margaux and 200,000 bottles of Pavillon Rouge Château Margaux, its secondary line. Grape varietals grown at the chateau are 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.