Château Margaux

+33557888383 Château Margaux
Margaux, 33460
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Château Margaux was one of the first four estates to be named a First Growth (Premier or 1er Cru Classé) in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, and continues to be one of the most prestigious wines in all of France. The estate, then known as “La Mothe de Margaux,” was founded in the early 12th century on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc. In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry Plantagenet, the future Henry II of England, which made Aquitaine (Bordeaux and environs) English property until the end of the 100 Years War in 1453. For over a couple of centuries, this ensured the sale and trade of Bordeaux wines, Margaux included, to the English market. The royal family and assorted English nobility became huge fans as a result. In the 1570s, Pierre de Lestonnac overhauled the estate and vineyards, clearing grain in favor of grapevines, and propelled the future success of the wines. By the beginning of the 18th century, there were some 265 hectares under Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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Château Margaux on Snooth

  • Confidences de Prieure Lichine Margaux 2015

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Chateau Vincent Cru Bourgeois Margaux Cl 2007

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £35. Margaux is an appellation created in 1938,although there has been viticulture here since the Romans,for red wines from 5 communes around the village of that name on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 15 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is the larg... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux but not the 'Grande Vin' illustrated in your picture.I did write up reviews on here. Incidentally, there is another 'Chateau Tayac' on the Cotes de Bourg on the right bank as well although I have not had any of their wine.. I have just returned to London from our fam... Read More

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • Somm Select had an interesting offer yesterday, for a 2014 Chateau Eyrins from ... great and famous 1st growth Chateau Margaux. Apparently the vineyard in question used to belong to the family of the old cellar master for Chateau Margaux. Seemed like a solid buy @ $52, and since I did spring for a bottle of 14' Chateau Margaux, it might be fun... Read More

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  • Some new arrivals:The 2014 Valdeiz Ribera Del Duoro - This is a wine you may want to put a little effort into finding, buying and storing for a while.  A couple of 2014's - The Chateau Lebegorce Margaux and the Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan.  The last wine has received outstanding hype - and since I've only sampled a couple of vinta... Read More

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  • The other day I had a bottle of Chateau Siran Margaux that I bought on my trip to Bordeaux back in May. Chateau Siran was the first place the tour took us to on our trip around the Bordeaux vineyards. I thought it lovely stuff so I bought a bottle. I wrote up a review on here. My opinion has not changed. I still think it a lovely claret.with ple... Read More

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  • Chateau Siran Margaux 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine during my trip to Bordeaux back in May. Chateau Siran was the first chateau we were taken to on our tour of the vineyards of Bordeaux.We got to taste all of their wines and the Grande wine Chateau Siran was easily the best of the bunch so I bought myself a bottle.Margaux is an appellation created in 1938,although the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hello all,I have been given a bottle of 1996 Chateau Margaux it was from a wine lover, he is a collector, so the bottel was stored perfectly as it should be, in the right temp and position.I would like to sell it privately, because ebay and Kajiji don't allow me to sell it on line.I'm asking $1,200, I saw it on line for sale for $1,750 USIf anyo... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

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  • Over many decades, Margaux has been my favorite of the high-end Bordeaux wines. Probably the best one I ever tasted was the 1959, which was extraordinary. I still remember when, in 1969, one could get th '59 for ~ $20 in great restaurants such as La Pyramide in Vienne in the Rhone valley and even in New York at Cafe Chauveron. Those were the yea...

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