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Chateau Margaux 1990, 12 bottles

Auction:
3078B
Lot:
305A
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 3078B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 15, 2018 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Margaux 1990
u: six into neck, five bottom neck, one very top shoulder, one capsule top removed, wine staining to one label
"The 1990 Chateau Margaux has turned into a sensational wine that eclipses both the 1988 and 1989...and then some. It has a gorgeous, ethereal bouquet with sumptuous red berry fruit, leather, camphor and licorice—it is the kind of nose in which you just immerse yourself. Is there a hint of brettanomyces here? If there is, I don't really care. The palate is soft and sensual with incredible depth. Fleshy and corpulent for Chateau Margaux, and yet surfeit with breeding and finesse, there are layers or red fruit, kirsch, sage and fig, later tobacco and cloves. I feel that this 1990 Château Margaux is at its peak and yet the harmony, the sheer swagger of this wine just wins you over. Magnificent. Tasted May 2016." N. Martin for TWA, 100 pts. 05/16
12 bottles
Estimate $8,000-10,000


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Brettanomyces, Château Margaux, Food and drink, Margaux, Personal life, Wine

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