Grand vin du Château Margaux
1864 was the first quite large crop after the devastation caused by powdery mildew, which appeared in 1852 and was brought under control as from 1860, thanks to sulphur sprays. This vintage enjoyed an excellent reputation; the wines were both powerful and mellow, much more attractive than the great majority of wines of that era.
The picking began on 17th September and finished on 1st October. During this time it rained seven days.