1978 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 1999 - 2019 (Edit)
CT92.3 132 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 122

  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 25, 2022 - Earth and blackberry; smooth and lean; faded quickly.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 30, 2022 - Initially layered, smooth round and balanced with round soft sweet earthy blackberry; became a bit watered; elegant finish.

  • Wine MOB Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 5, 2022 - Epic wine. Really a beautiful old Bordeaux, dark plums, currents, coffee, Tobacco leaf, cigar box and gravel are bouncing around in this lively wine.

    Out of fear for condition of the full, high shoulder, I POP, but really this baby is holding up nicely in the decanter after 45 minutes. It is opening up and showing some mid-thigh at this point. Can’t wait to see where it is in an hour. All I can saw dither is wow!

  • paulst Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 25, 2021 - Light nose; very mature; a bit off balance; semi sweet blackberry and finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 4, 2021 - Light blackberry; light earth; lean fruit with resolved tannin; nice finish.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #2 and Misc New Releases, 2/15/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2008 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/29/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Margaux) Group's #8 (my #2) – 93 pts; 0, 1, 0, 8 – Dark brick red with clear meniscus; deep, big, roasted beef, lamb, beef jerky, shitake and tobacco nose; intriguing liquid beef jerky with charcoal, graphite, minerals, depth and grip; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/16/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Château Margaux) Mature nose; really tasty, good fruit, with a hint of coffee; long finish 95+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 011986100000, 071570017521, 607921015368

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,192 (70%)
  • Consumed 512 (30%)

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