Grand vin du Château Margaux
This vintage was a tremendous success. It was the best wine produced at Château Margaux, and in Bordeaux generally, since 1934. We think back to those difficult times and conditions during the war with feelings of great sympathy. Many things were lacking : personnel, horses, spray products, generally everything. The success of this vintage is all the more touching. Château Margaux 1943 is very good to drink now. Its bouquet is very fine, very elegant, closer to the great vintages of the 1950s, like 1953, than the other great wines produced in the 1940s. On the palate, it is tender and harmonious, finishing on a smooth rather than dry note. This delicious wine to drink now can still be kept for several years more without any problem.
After an early bud-break, the flowering went quickly and was over by the end of May. The summer was then hot and dry. The weather conditions were, on the whole, excellent. (The picking began on 16th September)