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  • Country ranking ?

    780
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    now
  • Food Pairing

    Coq au Vin

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The winner of Fine´s 1947 vintage tasting in New Delhi.

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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 tan...

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Wine Information

Château Margaux 1947 is an outstandingly great wine, particularly powerful and still very fresh. The bouquet is intense and mellow, with very ripe fruit coming through. On the palate, the power of the tannins comes to the fore, leaving a slightly dry impression, which is quite typical of the wines of this generation. This type of wine was made for long ageing. It can be enjoyed now, of course, but it can be laid down without any problem for ma...

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Vintage 1947

Where the 1945 represents sophistication, nuance and classic character, the 1947 stands for richness, robustness and succulence. Spring was delayed that year, which meant a late start to the growing season. The summer warmed up towards fall and the abundant sunshine caused the grapes to ripen very quickly. Daytime temperatures ranged between 35 and 38°C. The crop was finally harvested in almost tropical conditions, when a storm ravaged Bordeau...

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Average Bottle Price

2024 2020 2017 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005 2000
1 170€ +21.9% 960€ +18.4% 811€ +23.8% 655€ -3.4% 678€ -19.6% 843€ -6.3% 900€ +14.1% 789€ +30.8% 603€ +29.4% 466€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Tasting note

color

Medium and Ruby red

ending

Long, Lingering and Smooth

flavors

Cardamom, Licorice, Smoky, Raspberry, Cedar and Mineral

nose

Intense, Refined, Complex and Opulent

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Well-structured, Concentrated, Developing, Light, Elegant, Round, Harmonious, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Sophisticated

Written Notes

We were rocking to the Forties thanks to a 1947 Chateau Margaux in magnum.  It was classy and classic with its old book, mushroom and cassis aromas.  The wine was tender and beautiful with touches of blood, iron and dried fig flavors.  Its caressing, beautiful palate got a little chalky, but it held on to its outstanding status (95M).

  • 95p

Brick red colour with slightly copper coloured hue.  Elegant nose with fine structure. Slightly closed nose, developing well with some time in the glass. On the palate elegant and refined with very good length. 

  • 94p

Moderately light brick red colour. Slightly oxidated nose with smoky, nutty and toasty notes. Medium-bodied, vivid acidity and refined tannins. Harmonious texture and balance, but lacking layers and showing bit onedimensional in the end. – JL 91p. (Aug 2023)

  • 91p

Château Margaux 1947 is an outstandingly great wine, particularly powerful and still very fresh. The bouquet is intense and mellow, with very ripe fruit coming through. On the palate, the power of the tannins comes to the fore, leaving a slightly dry impression, which is quite typical of the wines of this generation. This type of wine was made for long ageing. It can be enjoyed now, of course, but it can be laid down without any problem for many more years.

Very intense and refined nose of raspberry drops. Delicate and delicious on the palate, incredibly complex and captivating wine. Breathtaking stuff.

 

  • 96p
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Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

Too Risky

Glass time

1h
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