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Old 25-12-2004, 09:07 AM
Robert Klute
 
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On 24 Dec 2004 11:09:02 -0800, "Dr. Dog"
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Many thanks. I had thought, though, that 1970 was a good year for
claret. Was I mistaken?


I was. Chateau Margaux, however, was having problems at that time.
"Coasting on its reputation" is a term that has been used. You
generally get words like understated, elegant, graceful being applied to
vintages produced during this period (60s - 70s). It wasn't until
Robert Parker that anyone would openly disparage a Premier Cru. In the
late 70s the ownership changed and the house re-established its
reputation.

There is a little bit on it in wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E2teau_Margaux