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1978 Château Margaux

Light capsule condition issue; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner; Removed from passive storage; previously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar

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Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner; Removed from passive storage; previously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar

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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...with copious amounts of cassis fruit, as well as some of the 1978 vintage's telltale herbaceousness. Full, rich, and supple, this expansively flavored, large-scaled wine...

92Wine Spectator

No review

***Michael Broadbent

...quite good nose...some sweetness, medium full body and a tingle of end-acidity...

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.