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1949 is one of the most concentrated vintages of Château Margaux. We will not find such tannic power again until 1961. This year was dry and particularly very hot in July and August.
Château Margaux 1949 reveals an astonishing color, dense, very deep and still young. The nose of this 1er cru is rich, clean, but does not have the same finesse as other great more classic vintages such as 1953, 1955, 1959. In the mouth, it is really the power that predominates; you can feel how concentrated the tannins are and they still give the wine a firmness, even a surprising astringency for a wine of this age. The finish lacks a little sweetness, but the whole is remarkable.

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96 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
95 / 100
Wine Spectator July - 1987
Wine Spectator
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent November - 2000
Michael Broadbent
An archetypal elegant Margaux, exceedingly fragrant.
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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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