1993 Chateau Margaux
Less than 50% of Margaux's 1993 harvest made the grade for the estate's"grand vin."A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and the 2% Cabernet Franc, Margaux's 1993 is atypically supple and seductive. It offers an impressively saturated ruby/purple color, an intense fragrance of red and black fruits, toast, and spring flowers, and a voluptuously-textured, multi-layered personality, with expansive, sweet, ripe fruit. It is surprisingly forward, without the mouth-aching tannin possessed by many 1993s. The wine is medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, and reminiscent of this property's splendid 1985. Capable of lasting for 20-25 years, it should turn out to be one of the most seductive and popular 1993 clarets. Very impressive! Parker's Rating – 89 points.