The greatest terroirs always show through when conditions are at their worst. Château Margaux 1987 displays a lot of finesse and aromatic complexity. It probably lacks the fatness and opulence of a great vintage, but the distinction and breed of a great wine are in evidence.
It is now reaching its peak and we can start drinking it, but there is no rush.
The weather was unsettled for the whole year. Hot weather and dry conditions never really set in, except for a ten-day spell in September, when it was very hot. The harvest began relatively late in difficult conditions with frequent rain showers. Fortunately, the weather was cold, which prevented any rot from developing. (The picking began 5th October)