1978 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1978 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 1978

Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Stock : 0 bottle
419,00 € tax incl. 349,17 € tax excl.

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
358,00 € tax incl. 298,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
93 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
92 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(12-1989)
92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(01-1998)
Although the 1978 is a more powerful, fuller-bodied style of Margaux, it is less charming and fruity than the 1979. The 1978's nose has moved from one of ripe fruit and spicy oak, to tarry, truffle, earthy aromas that come across as slightly too masculine and meaty. Nevertheless, this is a rich, full-bodied, concentrated Margaux that only suffers in comparison with the great vintages produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. Some of its rusticity may be due to tannins that were not totally ripe during the harvest. In any event, it remains one of the few great wines from the 1978 vintage. While I initially thought it would be fully mature within two decades of the vintage, it could still benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020.
Features
Vintage 1978
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 1er Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Margaux
Country France
Château informations
Margaux
Margaux

A privilege to bear the name of its appellation, for Chateau Margaux there is no doubt ample justification. For several centuries this Premier Cru has expressed the highest degree of quality of exceptional terroir patiently assembled 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) derive their wealth deep in the soil which is clayey gravelly and particularly dense and thick. The fermentation in oak vats, after which the wine is strictly selected, follows 18 to 24 months in new oak barrels. A masterpiece among Bordeaux, the best according to some, Château Margaux reveals the delicate taste and opulence, depth and complexity, and exudes a rare elegance of rose, violet, black fruit, suspended by tight tannins that require patient aging before the wine fully expresses itself. The château also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux, and a dry white wine, Pavillon Blanc de Château Margaux.


Best vintages of Château Margaux : 1900, 1928, 195319821983198619891990


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