Antonio Galloni, VinousThe 1986 Chateau Margaux was even more emotionally moving. Still incredibly youthful, it showed incredible focus and depth, all backed up by considerable structure. As hard as it may seem to believe, on this night the 1986 appeared to still be some years away from peaking. It was striking in every way.
Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateNose soars from the glass: cherries, strawberry, vanilla. Highly perfumed. Completely harmonious on the sumptuous, very ripe palate. There is an exotic appeal to this Margaux: utterly hedonistic. Approachable now but the acidity will see it mature another 10+ years. A really sexy, voluptuous wine. Drink 2012 - Tasted March 2002. Neal Martin, Neal Martins Wine Journal