margaux 1961

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good


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Condition Good

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Level Top shoulder

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Infos produit

The harvest was drastically reduced due to a severe spring frost and an exceptional coulure. Subsequently, the exceptional summer conditions allowed the harvest to reach a truly extraordinary maturity and concentration.
This vintage presents quite extraordinary qualities, which are not found before 1982.
In addition, 1961 benefited from the first achievements of what has been called “modern oenology”, under the impetus of Professor Jean Ribereau-Gayon and Doctor Emile Peynaud.
Château Margaux 1961 is a sumptuous, tender, harmonious, rich and full of freshness wine. It reveals a unique bouquet, with a smell of undergrowth so characteristic of the great wines of this age, which are superimposed with indescribable fruity and floral fragrances. Sure, you can drink it, but it's built for eternity.

Avis d'expert
98 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu


92 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(04-1996) Mature. smooth and finely textured, showing a beautiful bottle bouquet, ample fruity, meaty flavors and firm but integrated tannins. Elegant compared to some of the vintage's blockbusters, and a joy to drink.

Vintage Wine 1961
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château Margaux
Country France
Château informations
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

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