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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  • Grenache

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  • Syrah

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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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Château Margaux on Snooth

  • Chateau Micalet Cru Artisan Haut Medoc 2001

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/86561 for £10. Haut-Medoc is a large appellation set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stetching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is an umbrella appellation because it includes several smaller... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • California’s Livermore Valley is entwined with the legacy of winemaking ... Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux, bridging the gap between the Old and New Worlds. It was purchased by the Wente family in 1930, and revitalized by fourth generation winegrower Phillip Wente in 1990 with a view toward crafting fine blends from small parcels of viney... Read More

    From the article New World Wine Secrets: Murrieta's Well


  • Here are some that are available at Total Wines in Alexandria, Va.  Top end is about $130. Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac, 2008Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere St. Emilion, 2010Chateau Leoville Barton St Julien, 2009Clarendon Hills Astralia, 2008Chateau Lascombes Margaux, 2010Chateau Giscours Margaux, 2000Mondavi Napa Reserve Cabernet, 2008Torbreck Th... Read More

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  • Chateau Saint-Marc Margaux 2000

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406. Margaux is an appellation created in 1936,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


  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • 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

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    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

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  • 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

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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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