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The Story

Since the 17th Century, the first wine of Château Margaux has been recognised as being one of the greatest wines in the entire world. It owes its unique qualities to the genius of its terroir as well as to the passionate work of a succession of generations. It’s a remarkable wine that comes from a combination of characteristics that are only rarely found: finesse, elegance, complexity, density, intensity, length and freshness. Although its tannic concentration may be exceptional, it’s rare to detect astringency.  

The great vintages are distinguished by their formidable ability to move us. The lesser vintages give pleasure to wise enthusiasts. They offer the advantage of evolving very rapidly and, reveal, after a few years, instead of power, this subtlety that is the prerogative of great terroirs.  Château Margaux has an extraordinary ability to evolve. Over the years, it has developed a finesse, an aromatic complexity and a remarkable presence on the palate.

Château Margaux has sought to achieve excellence in its wines for over 400 years now through painstaking and necessarily long studies of its terroir, through a constant desire to learn and innovate, by remaining sensitive to demanding markets, and above all through a passionate commitment that has been shared by the families that have succeeded each other at the estate. At the end of the 17th century, it became part of the nascent elite “First Growths” – long before being established officially by the Classification of 1855. Since then, Château Margaux has known fame and fortune, seeing by experience how ephemeral both are.

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Vintage 1948

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1948 was an "average" year with nothing particular standing out. Perhaps it suffered the great disadvantage of being completely overshadowed by great vintages before and after it : 1947 and 1949. It therefore left no specific trace in the memories of wine professionals. (The picking began 23rd September)

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Pale

ending

Medium

flavors

Mushrooms

recommend

Yes

taste

Sharp and Fresh

Written Notes

One of the big surprises of this tasting. A powerful nose with balmy spices, initially slightly closed and slowly opening up. A wine with depth and complexity which is building up extremely well with air contact and challenging the 1947 in this tasting. The palate shows wonderful hints of sweetness and excellent length.

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Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Margaux 1948  ( Château Margaux )

One of the big surprises of this tasting. A powerful nose with balmy spices, initially slightly closed and slowly opening up. A wine with depth and complexity which is building up extremely well with air contact and challenging the 1947 in this tasting. The palate shows wonderful hints of sweetness and excellent length.

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