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

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  • 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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  • This past week noted wine collector and infamous Chateau Margaux bottle-breaker WIlliam Sokolin passed away. He was 85 years old.  According to an obituary in the New York Times yesterday, Sokolin was a “wine merchant for more than a half-century” whose father “opened a liquor store on Madison Avenue after Prohibition. Before becoming a wine-foc... Read More

    From the article Sokolin, He of the Broken Margaux, Dies at 85


  • Chateau Martinens Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • DVOGLER- as I mentioned in an earlier post, I was introduced to quality reds, ... sisters boss gave her a 1994 Chateau Margaux, a 1995 Chateau LaTour, and a 1996 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The Margaux was over the hill, probably poor storage, the LaTour , while impressive at opening, flourished over a 2 hour period of decanting into an absolut... Read More

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  • GREGT- you are right about Chappellet. At any price point I  have  always thought their value was justified and Keenen as well.I can only assume from your earlier posts that there is limited Bordeaux at value prices where you live, and you are right that many of the better known Bordeaux skyrocketed in price thanks in part to the Chinese. Howeve... Read More

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  • I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic  fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More

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  • Chateau Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois S.c. de la Gironville 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/75166 for £15.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestig... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I am new to this site i just happened to come across   it on goggle  ... vin 1 looks drinkable 1 notchateau margaux premier grand cru classe 1928 not a bottle i would drink Thanks Pa Read More

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  • Chateau Clement-Pichon Haut-Medoc 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the city of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella ' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Landat Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois Vieilles Vignes 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £12.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north from the city of Bordeaux It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château d'Angludet Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2006

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    The 2006 d'Angludet has probably softened over the past 5 years; the nose is reasonably attractive with cooked blackberry and plum predominating; colour is very dark - almost opaque. Entry has forward notes of black cherry, some vanilla, French roast coffee and a bit of residual stem. Not that "sexy" for Margaux (at least, not this vintage), b... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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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