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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  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Santa? In March no less? Well yes, I exist all year round, and I've been doing some thinking. Thinking about a different approach this year.In steps the Secret Santa Savings Plan. A cookie jar/coffee can approach aimed at upping the ante.A Dollar-A-Day, that's all it takes. Chump change, the change in your pocket. Drop it into the jar each eveni... Read More

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  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to squeeze a French vineyard into their European holiday. “Is it possible to catch the spirit of Bordeaux in a couple of days?” With careful planning the answer’s “yes”.   I accompanied twelve CEO’s on a corporate two day ‘jolly’, sorry ‘educational visit’ to the vineyards of... Read More

    From the article Bordeaux or Bust!


  • Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux France Bordeaux 2006

    Snoothrank:

    felt that this wine has reach its prime, or even passed it, or perhaps I came across a flawed bottle. brickish red with slight brown-grey hints. some soy with cassis, mint and cocoa on nose, while being oaky, spicy and savoury on the palate. not fantastic, but certainly still drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2012

    Snoothrank:

    3 of 3, In Honor of my Son's 12th day on this Earth. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Chateau d'Arsac Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2000

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104384.Margaux is an appellation created in 1936,althoughj 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


  • See if you can find a magnum if it's a California wine....good year for CA ... ... Monte Bello?1st growth? Chateau MargauxOtherwise agree to look for a Baro Read More

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  • Does anyone have any recommendations for a 1987 red wine that is drinkable todayMy oldest son is 30 this year and it appears that 1987 was not a great vintage anywhere Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Château d'Angludet Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Chateau Angludet never seem seems to disappoint; the 2011 (a slightly sub-par vintage) has produced a very fine-very Margaux expressing well this southern commune of Medoc. The wine is now quite mature; tannin is soft, indicating a life of about 1-3 years before no further improvement can be expected. Nose is herbal with blackberry dominant; en... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Quite the sea change in Bordeaux as prices seem a bit more affordable these days (as opposed to the 2009 bull rush just 5-6 years ago), and it appears they have a vintage that strikes the right balance between cool and warm. Not a too hot or too cold year that is, probably the first one like it since 2008.Eyeing Grand Puy Lacoste at $53/each, Du... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2014 Bordeaux


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