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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  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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"...

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Château Margaux on Snooth

  • La Bergerie de Senejac Haut-Medoc 1997

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406. Haut-Medoc is a large appellation 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' appellation because it includes severa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château des Trois Chardons Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2001

    Snoothrank:

    2016 - Opened this wonderful raspberry jammy textured 2001 Chateau des trois Chardons before diner and we quickly forgot about everything else. Delicate soft palate. Read More

    Wine review by BertrandLabelle


  • Hard to say what it exactly is, but we've all had moments when wines were really open and "singing" maybe after a quick decant, or hours of air, they just started to open and catch fire. I can think of quite a few wines that stick out in this way, though it seems like a very unpredictable phenomenon. Also, what the heck is going on with wines th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines that Sing


  • Well, another weekend is upon us but this one brought with it a lot of snow!  I'm sure we are close to having about 2 feet now, given that I shoveled twice on Friday and we just finished several hours of shoveling this morning.  I'll be out again tonight - hopefully after the snow plow has come through and done it's dirty deed of pushing snow ba... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Hi guys,  I am a novice here but happen to have a few hundred bottles I am looking to understand. However, as far as I can tell now, some of the top individual bottles are as follows:Château Margaux 1983Chateau Lafite 1990Chateau Lafite 1994Chateau Mouton 2000Dom Perignon 1996 What do you guys think?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Interested in discussing or...


  • This past Thursday was a very nice evening out on the town (Washington DC).  We started with a tasty dinner at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab - a place we've dined before and loved.   This night we arrived about 30 minutes before the dining room opened, so we sat at the bar next to two interesting gentlemen.  Sandra wanted a 1/2 dozen... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or others from Napa's storied past? I was a bit surprised to see Montelena in the list below. Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for whi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon


  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon


  • Château Ferrière Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

    Snoothrank:

    cassis, cedar, violet on the nose. More concentrated on the palate,Well balanced. Solidly integrated and ready for consumption. Plenty of fruit on the nose and on the palate. Finish was quite long and pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by DASAA


  • Dangereux, mon ami.  Cependant, vous avez de bon gouts!Z. 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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