1945 is a legendary year ! In symbolic fashion, a great vintage came along to celebrate the end of the Second World War… Château Margaux 1945 is a very powerful, concentrated, ripe wine, with a fine, complex bouquet, more elegant than the 1947 and 1949, which seem to have been more affected by the extreme heat of the summer. This wine possesses all the attributes of a great vintage of its generation. Having remained very young for so long, it now seems to us to be at its peak. - October 2018
After an early bud-break, a terrible frost on 2nd May severely reduced the crop size. Then, from the beginning of the summer until the end of the harvest, the weather was extremely favourable.
The picking began 12th September.