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The beginning of the year was difficult, marked by a few spring frosts. Fortunately, the record heat of October saved the late harvest.
Château Margaux 1957 has a fine and clean bouquet, typical of a fine vintage of this age. Its mouth is tender at first then a little lean and ends with slightly dry tannins. The final dryness of this Premier Cru Classé is quite representative of a generation of slightly more acidic wines with livelier tannins than today. It is a great wine that should be drunk; the magnums have good aging potential.

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(7-1997) Lean, lithe, almost delicate in structure, with lovely plum, spice and earth notes gliding through nicely.
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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"

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