STIMA VALUE INDEX – CHATEAU MARGAUX 1989
This lot contains twelve bottles of 1989 Château Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classe.
Château Margaux is ranked as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It is a 78 hectare estate planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Described by many as being the most feminine of the First Growths, wine writer Stephen Brook notes instead its ‘perfume and purity, a crystalline note of the exquisite that is rare even among the great growths of the Médoc.’
‘This is a dormant volcano of a wine waiting to explode with fruit. Bubbling over with flowers, blackberries, cherries and chocolate. Full-bodied, very chewy, adding masses of tannins. Long dried cherry, berry aftertaste. Very closed; needs time.–1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2009. 99/100’ James Suckling, Wine Spectator, tasted 1999.