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...

  • Grenache

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

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  • Domaine Zédé Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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    2nd wine of Chateau Labégorce-Zédé in Margaux. Demolished 3 bottles of this with my parents over dinner last night.Very well balanced wine, nice underlying acidity and lots of red and black fruit on the nose and palate, with a nudge of leather and bitter chocolate to give it some complexity. Good finish and to top it all, I don't have a hangover... Read More

    Wine review by Benzibar


  • Château des Carabins Margaux 2005

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    A very satisfying wine. Deep burgundy color with a wonderful nose. Chocolates, truffles, earth, cherry, and jams are all present. The wine is very balanced with controlled tannins that deliver an elegant, slilky texture that is just a bit lean. Love the finish - not the most complex but completely satisfying. Great value at $25-$30. Read More

    Wine review by DNAONEILL


  • Château Dauzac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2000

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    Muted brick red color. Weak, somewhat veggy nose. Little fruit up front. No middle, very flat and flabby. No depth or finish. Quite disappointing. Bought when it came out and stored well. First bottle in a full case. Better drink quickly! Read More

    Wine review by GeorgW


  • Hey everyone, what's the buzz in the US right now about buying Bordeaux 2009 En Primeur?I have never known a vintage to be so 'talked-up' by the press.  Investors are hanging on to Parker's index fingers waiting with drooling tongues and wagging tails for it to spout forth its Midas touch.  This is THE vintage of the last 100 years folks.  Broke... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bordeaux 2009 En Primeur


  • Château de Clairefont Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2003

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    Had a glass of this (perhaps not this vintage) at Clio in Boston with tagliatelle, aged gouda and black truffles. Hit the spot with abandon. Read More

    Wine review by lvdbijl


  • Kirwan Margaux Premier 1999

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    Certainly stops you in your tracks when you taste this! Good deep velvet colour. Definate redcurrent nose confirmed by strong flavour on tasting. Leaves a nice soft coating on palette.Have been spoilt by this being my first decent Margaux experience. Have already purchased more. Read More

    Wine review by erdunn


  • Chateau D Issan Margaux Third Growth 2004

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    Wine review by Tic


  • Château Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1980

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    I was not expecting such a great experience, as 1980 is really not a reference... Read More

    Wine review by Olivier


  • Prompted by the invitation from David Long of David Arthur Vineyards, after a few hours of sleep and some cleaning up, I ventured down to Bellaggio.  I found Olives and simply said (as instructed) "I am with David Arthur", and was directed in.  I looked around and didn't see David, but the room was full of people dressed to the nines mingling, d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Saturday Winemaker Tastings... by 202759VegasOenophile 202759 VegasOenophile


  • Travel the roads of London, Paris in mid of Feb and very happy that can squeeze ... ... and grand than others ie Chateau MargauxI, Pichon longueville... Their high price is more or less because they are only using brand new French Oak barrels, of course you need to pay for the peacockish goodwill. That also why I am eager to visit there for my ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic One day in Bordeaux


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