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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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Château Margaux on Snooth

  • Chateau Tayac Cuvee Larauza Margaux 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/58460 .Margaux is the largest AOC on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 18 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification although Chateau Tayac is not one of them but a Cru Bourgeois estate. There are 37 hectares and it has been owned by the Portet family ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I had roast pork last night and I started a bottle of Chateau Tayac Cuvee Larauza Margaux 2007. It was an OK bottle of red wine but not as good as the other Margauxs I have had Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Château Prieure-Lichine Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2012

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    Attractive depth on the nose which reveals tobacco, briar and aromas of fruit that are a bit on the wild side. Showing big crushed berry fruit on entry, this is rich and plump with fine tannins. Polished, very civilized with a bit of power to it, though the finish is soft an elegant. Texturally this is quite appealing, and there is attractive de... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Marquis de Terme Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2011

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    Big fruit on the nose, deep and rich smelling, with floral and spicy aromas that are almost middle Eastern spicy. Smooth and big in the mouth, this lacks a touch of stuffing for its size, and may grow into itself buts remains a touch one dimensional today. There is lots of fruit today, and this is rather tough and tannic at that, so there is a l... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giscours Margaux 2012

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    A bit funky on the nose though with lovely integration to the smoke tinged and lightly spiced, crushed berry fruit. Tight on entry though very well balanced, this opens slowly and never fully reveals itself though one can see the fine integration, depth and power here with mineral notes emerging on the backend along with lots of ripe, slightly d... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Have you seen www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/62043The seller, ,whom  I have met several times,has considerable first hand knowledge of the Bordeaux wine estates, has given some information in his write up on this site Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chateau Vincent margaux 1964


  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • I could only find recent vintages, in the close to $100 range.  I couldn't find older vintages or valuations.  Too bad you found it in a cupboard.  If you aren't needing to pay the mortgage with it, I suggest trying it with someone who knows Bordeaux.  Hopefully it's still okay. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chateau Vincent margaux 1964


  • Hello everyone,I found a bottle of red wine in the cupboard, it's a chateau Vincent from 1964. I've been googling all around but I couldn't find anything about this wine.. I'm very great full if someone has some info about it an what this bottle costs!thank you Read More

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  • Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by jamlani


  • 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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