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1990 Chateau Margaux, First Growth, Margaux, Red Bordeaux, France. (375ml-Half-Bottle) 100 Points, Parker.
"A prototype Chateau Margaux that combines power and elegance, this wine, which seemed to be sound asleep for nearly a decade, has begun to open over the last several years. Dense ruby/purple with a developing yet compellingly ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, violets, smoke, camphor, and licorice, this medium to full-bodied, silky-textured wine still tastes like a 4 or 5-year-old barrel sample, but the aromatics are emerging, and the wine has thrown off that somewhat monolithic, sleepy stage it was in for nearly a decade. Despite the fact that, analytically, the acidity is low, this wine reveals plenty of delineation, very high levels of tannin, and tremendous concentration of ripe fruit, glycerin, and extract. The color shows very few signs of development. The fabulous bouquet is just emerging, and the wine is full-bodied, opulent, and very rich. It is a great achievement in this vintage, and should be drinkable in another 4-5 years and last for at least 3-4 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040."