1998 Ch. Margaux WA 91-93

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Performing well, the 1998 is sweeter and fatter than when tasted last year. An opaque ruby/purple color is followed by a distinctive nose of melted licorice infused with cassis and toasty new oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied with grip, structure, and moderate tannin, but the tannin seems to have been digested by the wine's sweet, concentrated fruit. Long, pure, and both feminine and powerful, this 1998 will be at its peak between 2008-2025.