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| The Wine Cabinet
LINLEY’s bespoke Château Margaux wine cabinet is
crafted of the finest sycamore, ripple sycamore,
burr ash and Bombay Rosewood.
This excellence of design and craftsmanship
continues in the lower matching cabinet containing
five drawers to house a further 15 Château Margaux
The lower cabinet is constructed in sycamore; the
posts are inlaid with burr ash, the corner posts
with grey stained figured anegre with 2mm Bombay
Within the frieze there is a drawer operated with
a push-catch. The cabinet is fitted with a square
cut sycamore handle and Bramah lock. Within the
cabinet there are 5 drawers fitted with fully
extending concealed runners to house 3 bottles of
wine in each drawer.
The side and rear elevations
are inlaid to match the front with a central panel
of diagonally quartered sycamore with 2mm Bombay
The cabinet has been made as a decorative piece of furniture
for display and Linley have also created a temperature-controlled
version in case you want to showcase the cabinet in a restaurant
room or dining area. Please enquire for more information on this feature.
Content of the Wine Cabinet
The Antique Wine Company has sourced 18 of the
finest vintages of Château Margaux of excellent
2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1986, 1983,
1982, 1966, 1961, 1959, 1953, 1949, 1945, 1929,
Château Margaux Tasting Notes »
2005 Margaux – 98 Points Parker
Thanks to excellent weather conditions, the 2005
Château Margaux was an extraordinary success and
quite possibly the wine of the vintage.
2003 Margaux – 99 Points Parker
A very early vintage which will above all be
remembered for its exceptionally hot summer
weather. Red berry fruit aromas, freshness and
purity literally jump out of the glass, with a
mingling of floral and slightly spicy notes coming
2000 Margaux – 100 Points Parker
One of the greatest vintages of the late 20th
century. The grapes had rarely, perhaps never,
been as concentrated, particularly the Cabernets.
It seemed in fact that 2000 was setting a new
benchmark in quality never before attained.
1996 Margaux – 99 Points Parker
This vintage produced a wine which will go down in
history for its classicism and purity.
1995 Margaux – 95 Points Parker
The hot and very dry summer, the rain that arrived
in September and the superb weather throughout the
harvest led to a truly great vintage with all the
hallmark characteristics of power, depth,
richness, complexity, subtlety and harmony.
1990 Margaux – 100 Points Parker
After a mild winter, the summer was exceptionally
hot. Two rainy intervals in September were very
beneficial to the final ripening of the grapes,
which were harvested in very fine weather. The
1990 immediately caused great excitement with its
charm and great finesse.
1986 Margaux – 96 Points Parker
The very fine summer weather lasted for the whole
of the harvest time, bringing the grapes to superb
ripeness. Seldom has a vintage been from the start
as powerful and concentrated.
1983 Margaux – 96 Points Parker
The spectacular success of the Margaux appellation
in this vintage partly remains an enigma. Today,
the 1983 is certainly one of the most classic
Margaux of the last twenty years.
1982 Margaux – 98 Points Parker
Throughout the whole year, the weather conditions
were very favourable for the vines and for the
ripening of the grapes. This is a very powerful,
complex and long-ageing wine, but which already
possesses a lot of charm.
September of 1966 was exceptionally hot, which
allowed the grapes to ripen in excellent
conditions. The result is a rich wine with a very
fine tannic structure, which has now developed
with lots of finesse.
1961 not only benefitted from remarkable weather
conditions, but also from the first achievements
of what was called "modern oenology."
Château Margaux 1961 is a sumptuous wine, at the
same time tender, harmonious, rich, very dense and
full of freshness.
An exceptionally good summer brought the grapes to
remarkable ripeness. Even before the beginning of
the harvest, this vintage was acclaimed as
"vintage of the century".
The fantastic month of August, really very hot and
dry, decided the privileged fate of this vintage.
One of the greatest vintages of Château Margaux;
it expresses, in a particularly perfect way, the
genius of its terroir.
In symbolic fashion, a great vintage came along to
celebrate the end of the Second World War. This
wine possesses all the attributes of an
outstandingly great vintage of its generation.
1945 - A dry and especially hot year yielded one
of the most concentrated vintages of Château
Margaux. Its colour is stunning, dense, very deep,
A legend of vintages that will always be
remembered as the year of the century. A hot and
extremely dry year, with little rain, and fine
weather at the end of the harvest, yielded an
incomparable, indescribable finesse and a silky,
long, delicate feeling on the palate.
1928 Margaux – 98 Points Parker
Marvellous weather, practically from the flowering
to the harvest, allowed the grapes to attain an
outstanding level of concentration as well as
ripeness. This is an outstandingly great wine.
1900 Margaux – 100 Points Parker
The century began with an extraordinary harvest
both in terms of quantity and quality. Today,
Château Margaux 1900 is still one of the greatest
wines ever tasted.