CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978
If there are several bottles in stock, the displayed photo is not contractual and illustrates the state of conservation of the bottle.

1978 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978

A cool and humid spring, but fortunately the late season made it possible to delay the harvest and thus harvest completely healthy and fairly ripe berries.
Château Margaux 1978 is an elegant wine with very pronounced aromas, with a slight note of mint. This classified growth has significant aging potential.

Read more

Condition : Good

In stock 0 bottle
€375.00 Tax excl. €375.00 Tax incl.

Label : Slightly damaged

In stock 0 bottle
€375.00 Tax excl. €375.00 Tax incl.

Level : Top-shoulder ( - )

In stock 0 bottle
€375.00 Tax excl. €375.00 Tax incl.
€375.00 Tax excl.
€375.00 Tax incl.
This product is not available anymore Notify me when available
Do you have bottles for sale ? Get a fair market offer.
Contact us

Expert's opinions

96 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin February - 2000
Jean-Marc Quarin
Tasted blind after one hour of decanting. Color. Dark red. Blood. Medium to good intensity. Slight evolution. Brilliant. First clean nose. Intense. End. Fruity. With still a vanilla and fine woody note. Light touch of button mushroom. Restlessness. Better. Complex and fine. Spice. Quite warm too. What sweetness in the entry in the mouth, what a caress! The wine develops with a great delicacy of structure, velvety then, suddenly, it really melts in the mouth, leaving a tight, long frame and very ripe tannins for the vintage. We still find the mushroom note. Beautiful, refined length in this fairly discreet wine, which is swallowed with incredible ease.
Read more
93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
The 1978 Chateau Margaux is a significant wine for two reasons: that is was the first under the Mentzelopoulos family after acquiring the property and also, it was their best wine in many years. Today it is still going strong. Clear in color, it has quite a deep garnet core. The nose is very seductive with black fruit, leather, scorched earth, a hint of lavender all beautifully defined and quintessentially Margaux. The medium-bodied palate has exquisite balance, the acidity nicely judged, still a little masculine and "solid" compared to the subsequent vintages under Paul Pontallier, yet fresh and vital. Sure, there is a grittiness and a touch of rusticity towards the finish, but all in all, this represents a great 1978 Left Bank and a signpost that the First Growth was back on the right track after a dismal run of vintages during the 1970s.
Read more
93 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
92 / 100
Wine Spectator December - 1989
Wine Spectator
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Margaux
Château Margaux

Château Margaux is one of the largest wine estates in Bordeaux. In AOC, Margaux appears in the first classified growths of the official classification of Médoc wines of 1855.

If it is a privilege to bear the name of its Margaux appellation, there is no doubt that Château Margaux does it great honor.

For several centuries, this Premier Cru Classé has expressed to the highest degree the exceptional qualities of terroirs patiently brought together by several generations of owners. Maintained and harvested exclusively by hand with extreme care, the 78 hectares of vines (75% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet-Franc and Petit-Verdot) draw their richness very deeply from the soil. clayey-gravelly, particularly dense and thick.

Fermentation in oak vats, after which the wine is strictly selected, is followed by 18 to 24 months of aging in new oak barrels. A masterpiece among the Bordeaux wines, the best according to some, Château Margaux reveals finesse and opulence, depth and complexity on tasting, and develops a bouquet of rare elegance of rose, violet, black fruits, under -taut by tight tannins that require patient aging before blossoming. The château also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, and a dry white wine, Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux (100% Sauvignon Blanc).

Best vintages of Château Margaux are : 1900, 1928, 1953, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990

>> Read our article "Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux"

>> Discover all the crus classés of Médoc classification