Wine Margaux AOC Premier Grand Cru Classe 1986
Dense ruby-crimson color with a hint of enlightenment on the edge of the glass.
Surprisingly full-bodied Chateau Margaux 1986 has excellent tannins concentrated, but at the same time very soft and sweet. Against the background of tannins reveal seductive tones of plum and black currant, a special charm infused light notes of smoke. Amazing long and clean finish.
Stunning fragrance after a few hours of aeration reveals notes of smoke, toast, chёrnosmorodinovogo liqueur, graphite, resin and white flowers.
Like other great wines of Bordeaux, Château Margaux 1986 must be applied at room temperature, in the range 15-18C. As for decanting, it is only required if the bottom of the bottle precipitate formed, but aeration may take several hours before the flavor is completely revealed. As an accompaniment the most suitable dishes from red meat, whether medallions of beef or lamb in herbs. As a gastronomic couple also suitable game, stuffed poultry, foie gras and mature blue cheeses.
History of Chateau Margaux goes back to the 12th century, although the building that can be seen today on the label Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, was built only in the 19th century. Going from one owner to another noble, estate began to take shape today only in the late 16th century, when it acquired the family Lestonnak. It was under Pierre de Lestonnake from 1572 to 1582 in most of the land instead of Chateau crops were planted vineyards. Special attention should also figure Berlona manager, who in the early 18th century insisted that the white and red grape varieties were planted and vinified separately, and the harvest was carried out in the afternoon, when the dew dries. He also paid great attention to the peculiarities of the terroir and knew him best sites. It was at the Chateau Berlone steel produced excellent wines that during a blind tasting of Bordeaux wines in 1855 were attributed to the upper class Premier Grand Cru Classe and scored 20 points out of 20 possible.
Today, Chateau Margaux among the top five producers of Bordeaux, a major role in this played its last owner - Andre Mentselopulos. It was during his 1977 to 1980, was restored manor itself, restructured vineyards, equipped with new underground cellars for wine storage, and most importantly - under the leadership of enologist Emile Peynaud was revived by the creation of a second Great wine Chateau Margaux - Pavillon Rouge and Pavillon Blanc, and last recipe was slightly adjusted.
Thanks to the mild climate in the estate created ideal conditions for ripening grapes, and especially soil Chateau Margaux, which are represented by clay, limestone and gravel, will give the wine a complex bouquet and fine texture, allowing them to grow for decades.
Two red wine estate Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Rouge are born only 4 varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (5%), and white Pavillon Blanc - Only from Sauvignon Blanc, collected in different parts of the terroir.
Vinification first wine estate Chateau Margaux Grand Cru Classé from start to finish is done in oak barrels. Today the wine is poured into a barrel immediately after fermentation, around the end of October or early November. Chateau Margaux maintained only in new French oak barrels for 18-24 months, allowing the wine acquires flavors and elegant tannins force. In the first six months of barrels arranged so that the plug is at the top. This allows the remaining gas to vaporize after fermentation, and at the same time slow oxidation stabilizes the color of the wine. After six months, the barrel inverted so that the plug turned sideways, and so on to store wine bottling. Wine is clarified using egg whites, but not filtered before bottling, so over time at the bottom of the bottle may form a precipitate.
Amazing Chateau Margaux 1986 is one of the most extraordinary wine tannins and estates. Originality as it is that it develops very slowly and has a huge storage potential. It is only beginning to emerge from its infant stage of development and closer to his youth, the expected maturity of the same, according to Robert Parker, will come between 2008 and 2050 !!!
This extraordinary wine you must try, even after 20 or 40 years!