margaux 1945

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good


Condition Good

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The bud burst was early, followed by a terrible frost, which considerably reduced the harvest. Subsequently, the weather was extremely favorable from the beginning of summer until the end of the harvest. The year 1945 is legendary. In a symbolic way, it is a great vintage that came to greet the end of the Second World War.
Château Margaux 1945 is a very powerful, concentrated, ripe wine, with a fine and complex bouquet, more elegant than 1947 and 1949, which seem more marked by the extreme heat of summer. This Premier Cru Classé has all the attributes of a great vintage of its generation. Having remained very young for a long time, according to Château Margaux, it now seems to be at its peak.

Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
90 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(11-1995) Still has firm tannins, but you can feel the delicacy and grace as it opens up and shows cedar, cigar box and chocolate-scented berry flavors. The tannins are scarcely more obtrusive here than with the other first growths.

5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(11-2000) A magnificent wine. Nothing fragile and feminine about this '45. From the start, very deep in colour with a beautiful richness and intensity. The fragrance, the hallmark of Margaux, being variously described as ripe mulberry, crystallised violets, cedar cigar box, creamy - and always glorious. On the palate its initial tannins ameliorating, now soft and velvety.

Vintage Wine 1945
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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