1982 Chateau Margaux: Melting Pot

5/17/2008:

Fine Wine in Hoboken

hoboken-melting-pot-1982-chateau-margaux.jpgLast week, Nirav Patel & Isaac Alexander (owners of The Melting Pot), were kind enough to invite Hoboken411 for an exclusive wine-tasting “customer appreciation” gathering.

During this private event, they opened a $3000 bottle of wine, a rare 1982 Château Margaux, of which only 20 are known to exist in the country, with The Melting Pot having five of them (four now!)

The Melting Pot is known to have one of the most interesting and rare collections fine wines and liquors in Hoboken. While I’m not nearly a wine expert, (my analysis was simple: strong & complex to start, extremely smooth finish, “clean”) here’s what some others are saying about this top-notch vino:

  • “Beautifully integrated with no hint of coarseness of texture than many bottles of the ’82 Chateau Margaux display. Very forthcoming, almost soft, redolent of berry and spearmint nicely bframed by oak Held beautifully in the glass for several hours with no change at all. It now seems right at the beginning of its ideal drinking plateau and obviously built to last.”
  • “A nose of plum,chocolate, cola and faint leather – in the mouth almost ripe flavors of plum,chocolate,cassis and cola – a long polished,elegant finish with fine tannins and a lingering impression of stone and earth – Doesn’t get much better!!!”

Additionally, did you know that The Melting Pot also features new art in the restaurant every two months or so? Next collection arrives on June 5th. So if you’re in the mood to sample some of the more diverse wine menus in town, you now know where you can go!

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6 Comments on "1982 Chateau Margaux: Melting Pot"


Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 4 months ago

I’m pretty sure a $20 bottle would fool me… But this sounds like a pretty awesome chance for you.

gmac17
Member
8 years 4 months ago

Cool stuff, I’d love to try a $3,000 wine though I’m just about sure you could switch it with a $100 bottle and I wouldn’t know the difference. (nor would the large majority of wine drinkers, as shown by recent research…)

notoriousc
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notoriousc
8 years 4 months ago

I highly doubt that there are only 20 bottles of Margaux in this country. Who comes up with these BS stats? My old restaurant has a six pack of ’82, ’86, ’88, & ’94 each, plus what about people’s private cellars.

winesnob
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8 years 4 months ago

in all seriousness its a great experience to try a great wine from on of the great bordeaux vintages, much like people when the last bottle is gone its gone forever, i always think of wine in that way especially a great bottle

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