Today the bouquet is fine and distinct, typical of a good vintage of this age.
In its infancy, Château Margaux 1957 was hard and very tannic. Today it is still relatively tannic, it remains surprisingly youthful.
It was a difficult start to the growing season, with some damage from spring frosts. The weather then became satisfactory, but cool, until the harvest. Record high temperatures were registered in October, which saved this late-ripening harvest.
The picking began 4th October.