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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • Anyone go to the 2019 version? They tasted the 2016 vintage.I got there really late so had to blast through at the rate of maybe one a minute. Maybe a little longer but not much as I only had an hour to taste as much as I could.So no notes, and I'm not big on those anyway, but a few observations that I really wish I had more time to explore. My ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Union des Grands Crus


  • Margaux Château Giscours 3ème Grand Cru Classe

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    Wonderful but not for the price. Dry. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Chateau la Tour de Mons Margaux 2005

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. Margaux is an appellation created ion 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 home of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Last month, in the company of forty-five wine writers, I caught up with Murrieta’s Well winemaker Robbie Meyer. We tasted through a selection of his latest wines, and I continue to be absolutely floored by Robbie’s work. The Murrieta’s Well property provides a base of superior ingredients, and Robbie uses them to great advantage.The Murrieta’s W... Read More

    From the article This is a big piece of California wine history.


  • Château Desmirail Margaux 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £23 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/130402.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.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Eric Guido was just in Bordeaux for two weeks. I’d reach out to him. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help with Chateau Lafite and...


  • Hello friends!! I feel bad asking for help, as I know I owe some wine travel ... at Chateau Lafite and Chateau Margaux... does anyone have a contact there?Many thanks in advance for your help! Also, please add me on Instagram (alineatny) so you can see my wine photos and adventures! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help with Chateau Lafite and...


  • As Putin was the host in his own country he would obviously promote/showcase ... ... Nixon was always served Chateau Margaux at such functions although his guests were not. The waiter had instructions to cover the label with a napkin as he poured it into the president's glass.Personally,I reckon that the best place to get invited for dinner w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mr. President's choice :)


  • Back in the 80’s Chateau Musar and its winemaker Gaston Hochar caused quite a stir in the UK, “I didn’t know Lebanon made wine”, was the usual reply. It couldn’t have been further from the truth for Lebanon’s ancient people were bottling and shipping wine as early as 3000 BC.Chateau Ksara has now joined Chateau Musar on UK wine shelves. Ksara’s ... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows


  • Hi everyone,So let's post here some wine that presidents drink all over the world. Please leave links to original sources and your notes if you tasted em. Yeh, who cares... but isn't it fun to track such things in one place? We could build a list later... I'll begin with Putin and Macron's lunch on May 24 2018 in Saint Petersburg at Konstantin P... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mr. President's choice :)


  • 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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