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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  • Syrah

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  • Merlot

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  • Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2001

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex.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 itself. It includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Pauillac and Marg... Read More

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  • What are the secrets of a winemaker with over one hundred 90+ point wines ... ... Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux, Louis Mel began planting vines on the Livermore plot that is now Murrieta’s Well. The vestiges of those first plantings still exist on the property today. In fact, Murrieta’s Well is one of California’s original wine estates. ... 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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