Château Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé 1997 is an extremely fine Bordeaux red wine, a rare pearl that needs no introduction. Now aged 25 years, it is actually capable of ageing again, when it will be able to surprise us in a greater way than it could do now.
The 1997 vintage was blended with 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. After an unexceptional spring, the summer of the 1997 vintage allowed the grapes to ripen properly and thus saved the vintage.
The Château Margaux 1997 owes its character above all to the Cabernet Sauvignon, 87% of which is present in the blend, giving it elegance and structure. The contribution of Merlot gives the wine softness and fruitiness. The Château Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classé expresses an intense ruby red colour to the eye.
The intense nose offers fruity aromas such as blackcurrants and blackberries, together with elegant floral and delicate spicy scents. The sip is soft and enveloping, supported by a fine structure but balanced by great freshness and elegance.