96 points Wine Advocate
Chateau Margaux remains one of the most compelling, indeed most delicious First Growths. Deeper in color than its peers, there bouquet is vibrant and vivacious with succulent red fruits, date, a touch of iodine and violets and as before, further aeration reveals those classic pencil lead aromas. The palate is exquisitely balanced, focused and powerful and yet brilliant defined with a sublime talcum finish, a hint of exotic fruit on the finish. Divine. (NM) (5/2010)
95 points Decanter
On this tasting, Margaux 1985 is holding up the best of the Firsts, with the seductive opulence and caressing fruits that have been a marker of this wine for much of its life, now with tertiary notes of saffron and salted caramel. A satin texture to the still very present tannins, with the whole thing given lift by gentle notes of iris flowers and crushed mint leaf on the finish. (JA) (1/2021)
93 points Wine Spectator
Shows mint and savory notes out front, with a very elegant structure weaving gently around the core of dried cherry, red currant an
Always stored in a climate controlled cellar.