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Chateau Margaux 1989 Premier Grand Cru Classe 12 x 75cl / 12.5%
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
Please note, the original wooden case is available for customers wishing to arrange collection, or can be included with the lot for an additional delivery charge equivalent to a further twelve bottles.
This lot comes from the temperature-controlled cellar of media businessman and wine enthusiast Lord Evgeny Lebedev, where they have been kept since purchase direct from UK importers.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Please note, the original wooden case is available for customers wishing to arrange collection, or can be included with the lot for an additional charge equivalent to a further twelve bottles.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.