January 09, 2008


I enjoyed a nice glass of Chateux Margaux 1983, while taking in a gorgeous view of Singapore from the rooftop China Club. It had deep red highlights, with a spiced flavor. It was not too heavy considering its age, and was every bit as good as its reputation. It is said that the flavor comes from the thin stony topsoil over a mix of lime and sand with alcerous soil. Current debate has yet to be concluded on whether the Margaux 1982 or 1983 is the Margaux wine of the century. A real shame considering I have a 1981 Margaux sitting in my bar! Be warned, prices range between $2000 (if you are lucky) to $3500 per bottle, so savor it wisely.

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