Château Margaux 1978

1978 was an excellent vintage for Margaux. The growing season got off to a poor start with a damp, chilly spring, but conditions eventually improved. Towards the end of the summer, the weather had sufficiently warmed up and dried out to see a string of idyllic sunny days, perfect for bringing the crop to phenolic ripeness. These fantastic conditions late in the season rescued the vintage from possible disaster, leading to many dubbing it the "Miracle Vintage".

  • Critic tasting note: "The dull ruby color showed bricking in the color. The nose was filled with spice, earth, tar, leather, crushed stone and tobacco smoke. In the mouth, the wine showed some cassis with cranberry tartness and green flavors. This is probably in decline. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer. Drink up. 89 Points" - 89/100, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

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Producer: Château Margaux

Region: Bordeaux

Sub-Region: Margaux

Vintage: 1978

Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc

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  • Bordeaux
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • First Growth
  • France
  • Left Bank
  • Margaux
  • Red Blend
About the producer
Château Margaux
In the late 1970s, Margaux was purchased by the Greek-French entrepreneur Andre Mentzelopoulos. It was ranked number two behind Lafite in the 1855 Classification which has given rise to the saying: ‘If Lafite is the king of clarets Margaux is surely the queen.’ Margaux has a reputation for a perfume of violets, rose petals, cedar and dry ripe fruit.

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