1976 Château Margaux
1976 Château Margaux is certainly a wine for special occasions. Fans of vintage wines from Bordeaux’s Left Bank would really enjoy the incredible combination of power and elegance in the same wine, a feat that only the best of the best Châteaux in Mèdoc can offer. At php44,000 a bottle, it is considered by wine collector as a steal and there are good reasons why that is so.
The longevity of Château Margaux is beyond question as the stellar 1900 Château Margaux has inspired so many wine writers to laud it as one of the ten wines of the last century. Wine lovers in Philippines have developed a palate for fine and rare vintage wines properly aged to exude a certain elegance and charm that same wines of younger vintages can’t offer.
Along with another legend Château Lafite-Rothschild from Pauillac, Château Margaux is well regarded by wine collectors in the Philippines as one of the best bets for long-term cellaring. Older vintages such as this 1976 Château Margaux are harder and harder to come by especially for vintages that were not super hyped by wine critics back then.
Price for the 1976 Château Margaux is php44,000, and only a few bottles are available from Yats Wine Cellars or Clark Wine Center and other wine outlets of Yats Wine Cellars in Manila.
1976 may not rank among the greatest vintages of the last century in Bordeaux but wines from this year which is often characterized as warm and ripe have consistently surprised wine connoisseurs, critics and collectors in the most pleasant way.
This 1976 Château Margaux might have seen better days but it is by no means washed up. In fact, this Margaux exudes the most attractive of feminine charm that fans of Claret describe as moreish. True to form, the 1976 Château Margaux makes it almost impossible for anyone not to keep reaching for the bottle to pour more into the glass, provided that there is enough wine left for the pouring of course.
Is the 1976 Château Margaux worth the price? That is always a very subjective questions, often soul searching too. Considering how long it has been cellared and preserved in such good condition, one has to expect to pay at least this much for one of the five legends on Médoc.
So how do I order a bottle of this wine from Yats Wine cellars?
That’s quite easy.
Visiting Pampanga for business or leisure?
Please drop in at our wine shop in Clark.
Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 841-0006 0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790
Ask for Krisitne or Daniel.
Getting to this wine shop in Angeles City Clark Philippines
Getting to Clark Wine Center is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave.
While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. Highly recommended fine dining restaurant in Manila for special occasion is Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge located in the famous Mimosa Leisure Estate in Clark Pampanga. Situated near this popular restaurant in Clark is the Mimosa Golf Course as well as the Mimosa Clark Casino.
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