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"...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • Château Palmer Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2006


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    Wine review by Kystalin

  • Segla 2nd Rauzan Segla Margaux France 2004


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    Wine review by Kystalin

  • I've heard some conflicting reports concerning this vintage, and am yielding to my curiousity concerning it.Has anyone tried any of these wines from 2004? Have any thoughts or opinions on them? It was a dramatically under-reported vintage to say the least (with Parker not even making the trip)- but I'm wondering if politics played a role in mu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2004 Bordeaux... Opinions?

  • Château d'Angludet Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1990


    0/5 Well past its prime. More than just a tinge of brown. Thin, lacks structure, taste of ripe olives, little fruit left. Read More

    Wine review by LaBouche

  • I'm curious as to what everyone here buys to store at the back of their cellar (ie long life wines)?I'm just starting to getting into wine seriously and so most of what is in my cellar is short term stuff.My first longer term purchase has so far been 1 dozen of 2007 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Te Kahu. I had the fortune to try this at a tastin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Long cellar life wines.

  • Juice on the Block" will be a collection of content about wine at auction. There are a good deal of good deals to be had (particularly now, Autumn '09) at auction, and it will be part of the goal of this group to track down (and occasionally read more...'stumble upon') the very best of wine on the market- or, "Juice on the block", if you prefer.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Lots of Interest (amongst...

  • Château Siran Margaux Grand Cru Exceptionnel 1978


    Lightly floral aroma with hints of pomegranate and berries. Tart on the palate; notes of oak, raspberry , and lemon zest. Clean flavor with robust tannins and a nice, long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Hexley

  • Château Lascombes Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2003


    This is one of my favorite wines. It is a very flavorful balanced Bordeaux. I find this vintage more appealing than the more expensive 05'. Read More

    Wine review by Skyvine

  • Château Rauzan-Segla Margaux Ex-Negociant 2005


    Powerful nose of cassis, blackberry, and other dark fruits with earth and oak notes as well. Medium-full body with acidity that is definitely there but not overstated. Supple berry and dark fruit flavors on the palate with just a hint of earthiness, a touch of oak, and a hint of vanilla as well. Good overall balance. Very finely textured tan... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Chateau Fontarney Margaux 2003


    My first experience with French wine. The color is a medium dark red. The color deepens toward the middle of the glass. The taste is dry and full bodied. The mixture is primarily Cabernet, then Merlot and finally Cabernet Franc. Since I lean toward the dryer wines I was exceptionally pleased with this one. One thing I noticed was that, unl... Read More

    Wine review by pcarter9

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