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2000 Château Bel Air-Marquis D'Aligre

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

There are moss-like, undergrowth scents, a touch of morels...the nose blossoms and finds its groove...The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin... Towards the finish there are subtle notes of tobacco and terracotta that lend another layer of complexity.

17Jancis Robinson

Pure fermented grape juice plus gypsy cream biscuits. A little dry on the end but with a completely different structure...

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.