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

    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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

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Château Margaux on Snooth

  • Château Cantenac Brown Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2007

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    Wine review by mark


  • Château Dauzac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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  • Château Rauzan-Segla Margaux Ex-Negociant 2007

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  • Chateau Landat Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois Vieilles Vignes 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £12.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north from the city of Bordeaux It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestigious appellations such as... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Perhaps we can throw all sorts of wines in here with a mysterious WTF factor, whether photos of the wine, its label, logo, descriptions or what have you. Who knows what they might be? I'll start things out.From the opening scene of the current episode of a well-received TV show: what is this wine? Does it actually exist? What, if anything, is wr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?...


  • Château d'Angludet Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2006

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    The 2006 d'Angludet has probably softened over the past 5 years; the nose is reasonably attractive with cooked blackberry and plum predominating; colour is very dark - almost opaque. Entry has forward notes of black cherry, some vanilla, French roast coffee and a bit of residual stem. Not that "sexy" for Margaux (at least, not this vintage), b... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Tayac Cuvee Larauza Margaux 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/58460 .Margaux is the largest AOC on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 18 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification although Chateau Tayac is not one of them but a Cru Bourgeois estate. There are 37 hectares and it has been owned by the Portet family ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I had roast pork last night and I started a bottle of Chateau Tayac Cuvee Larauza Margaux 2007. It was an OK bottle of red wine but not as good as the other Margauxs I have had Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Château Kirwan Margaux Pre-Arrival 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Château Kirwan Margaux Pre-Arrival 2012

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    Light, high-toned and yet with a sweet edge to the decidedly herb tinged fruit on the nose. This is cool, compressed, elegant and focused in the mouth; not a big wine but classic. There is a real sense of delicacy here, and lovely purity and transparency on the palate leading to a long, ripe finish covered with soft tannins and juicy acids accen... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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