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

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

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  • Pros: the name.Cons: single bottle; unknown seller; unknown provenance; 1993. Read More

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  • Hi William,Where has this bottle been sitting the last 20 years?  Provenance will be important if you are seeking a decent price. Read More

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  • Hi im new here im moving place in brussels  and i'd like to know where ... ... or how a bottle of  Chateau Margaux 1993 premier grand cru classee. i don't really care much about red wine im more of whiskey man. just aking than Read More

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  • Clos Laborie Margaux 2001

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80826.Margaux is the largest appellation on the Medoc peninsular and a very prestigious one with 18 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification.Chateau Tayac is not one of them but is a respected cru bourgeois estate. Clos Laborie is a separate 2 hectare d... Read More

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  • Have stopped by ACME Fine Wines a couple times this month picking up party wines for a soirée we are throwing in August.3x 2013 The Dropout Albario3x 2014 Belharra Rosé of Las Madres Syrah1x 2014 Turley White Zinfandel1x 2014 Jolie-Laide Pinot Gris1x 2012 Chesters Anvil Mead Ranch ZinfandelLast Bottle Wines has supplied:4x 2009 Chateau D'Arsac M... Read More

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  • Really Big Al  That Bordeaux Superieur should be a good one as it is made by a well respected Chateau in Margaux and has seen the inside of an oak barrel rather than a concrete or stainless steel tank. l have not had it myself though so you must write up a review for it Read More

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  • Hong Kong has long been on the cutting edge of pricey wine auctions and lofty ... ... Post Magazine featured Chateau Margaux’s Thibault Pontallier in a question-and-answer session about the state of the Hong Kong/Chinese wine scene, as well as how the vino arena has transformed itself in recent years. “Five years ago we did big wine dinners w... Read More

    From the article Chateau Margaux Exec Gives Insight on Hong Kong, Chinese Wine Scene


  • Moulin d'Angludet 2004

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    No written review

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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


  • 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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