1957 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Summary with harvest information, vintage characteristics, buying tips and links. If you are seeking more in-depth information on anything and everything related to the Bordeaux wine region please see the: All About Bordeaux Wine Guide.
1957 Bordeaux wine is marked by high acidity, which has allowed the wines to age well, but without a lot of richness or charm to the wines. 1957 Bordeaux wine is the product of a mostly, wet growing season. March was warm, but the buds suffered from a frost in April. It rained off and on from April through August. The month of August was one of the coldest on record. In fact, the entire summer was one of the coldest summers ever, which was followed by one of the hottest Octobers. While this was not bad for Sauternes, it was poor for red Bordeaux wine. Yields were small as many vineyards were being replanted following the devastating frost from 1956. The 1957 Bordeaux harvest officially started October 4.
Some 1957 Bordeaux wines are still alive today. This is due in part to their high levels of acidity. However at close to 60 years of age, 1957 Bordeaux wine is not a vintage worth exploring today. If you need a wine from 1957, look for Tokaji. 1957 is better remembered as the year John Lennon was first introduced to Paul McCartney at St. Peters Parish Church, Woolton Liverpool at one of Lennon’s Quarrymen concerts. That date marked the formation of what would soon become The Beatles. To read about other Bordeaux vintages from 1945 to today: Bordeaux Year to Year Detailed Vintage Reports & Guide 1945 to Today