Bud burst was early and flowering was rapid, followed by a hot, dry summer. Overall, the weather conditions were excellent. The 1943 vintage is a great success. It is the best wine produced at Château Margaux, and in Bordeaux in general, since 1934 despite the particularly difficult conditions that prevailed at that time due to the war. The success of this vintage is all the more moving.
Château Margaux 1943 is very good to drink today. Its bouquet is very fine, very elegant, closer to the great vintages of the 1950s than those of the 1940s. On the palate, this Premier Cru Classé is tender and harmonious and ends on a suave and sweet note. This delicious wine to drink can still be stored for a few years without any problem.
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
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