Red

1973 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2003 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92 9 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • RaphaelMalago Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 22, 2020 - Impressive bottle. I've tasted maybe 2-3 times from same case and this bottle was definitely the gifted one. Beautiful aromatics of leather, licquorice, minty. The palate still silky and delicious.

  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 30, 2019 - 70’s Bordeaux Blind Tasting: 2nd bottle on 2nd flight - The group was impressed by the 1st bottle on the 2nd flight, especially after a generally disappointing 1st flight. However, this 2nd bottle brought the game up one notch.

    Nose of black fruits, liquorice, peppers, spices. Palate of black fruits, mint leaves, eucalyptus, bell peppers. Nice long minty and lingering finish. Power and elegance at the same time - amazing for a 1973. I guessed this was either the Margaux 1973 or Pichon Baron 1978, and I am happy to be right as this showed the ageing potential of the First Growths. Best bottle for me for the night. Unfortunately, the wine did fade away rather quickly.

  • Barry Rothof wrote:

    March 25, 2019 - Interesting and refined aromas. On the palate initially quite fruity and spicy but dry, thin and charmless at the end.

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  • rbfleming wrote:

    November 24, 2016 - It's probably not fair to rate this wine -- any failings are almost certainly the result of decades of mediocre storage skills. But it was still vibrant, brick-red in color and lovely -- if just a little past perfect.

  • Whistler Whino wrote: 75 points

    December 7, 2015 - A bottle with low ullage so expectations were low. Cork was rotten from the top, halfway through but managed to get it out without too much trouble. A light brown/orange in color with a lot of sediment. At first, the nose was so bad I thought it was undrinkable. After 15 minutes it started to open up. Aromas of burnt brown sugar, flint and graphite. On the palate the fruit had completely faded. Was this bottle off or just a really bad vintage? My first 1st Growth so a great experience nonetheless.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (9%)
  • In Cellars 79 (56%)
  • Consumed 50 (35%)

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