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  • Country ranking ?

    4 339
  • Producer ranking ?

    63
  • Decanting time

    1h30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    tuna and Granny Smith verrine

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 1955

1955 vintage by Château/ 1955 combined most of the parameters that are necessary to make a great vintage; in particular, a hot, dry August and excellent conditions during the harvest. Château Margaux 1955 was a success : it is a wine full of charm and freshness, delicacy and smoothness. The bouquet is superb, the palate is perfectly harmonious; it lacks perhaps the little bit more density that would justify describing it as a true great vintage. It is perfect to enjoy now, but its development in bottle, and especially in magnum, could surprise us yet. (September 2002)

Weather
After a rainy start to the summer, in June and July, the months of August and September were dry and hot. The fine weather carried on throughout the harvest. (The picking began 22nd September)

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Light, Brick red and Pale

ending

Medium and Flavorful

flavors

Smoky and Leather

nose

Unclean and Tired

recommend

No

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Well-structured, Medium-bodied, Aggressive, Vigor, Dry and Drying tannins

Written Notes

A brick red colour and a very fine and elegant nose. The aroma is slowly building up with some oxygen, displaying discreet spiciness and balmy components, restrained fruit. On the palate well balanced, classic character with freshness, fine flavour, excellent depth and length. A wine with a slow evolution in the glass, a truly classic wine.

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Information

Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Margaux 1955  ( Château Margaux )

A brick red colour and a very fine and elegant nose. The aroma is slowly building up with some oxygen, displaying discreet spiciness and balmy components, restrained fruit. On the palate well balanced, classic character with freshness, fine flavour, excellent depth and length. A wine with a slow evolution in the glass, a truly classic wine.

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