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...

  • 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"...

  • Merlot

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Château Ferrière Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005


    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

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  • 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


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website 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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  • 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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