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 Rauzan-Segla Margaux Ex-Negociant 2005

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    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

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    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


  • Château Castelbruck Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2003

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    We had this very nice Bordeaux on a Sunday night dinner and paired it with Pork filet mignon. The wine was very smooth, with flavors of berries, subtle and tasty. Thanks to the friends who brought it! Read More

    Wine review by mitoubab


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  • Château Dauzac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1999

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    No written review

    Wine review by remybhatia


  • Château Marquis-d'Alesme-becker Margaux 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by Kystalin


  • Château Giscours Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2003

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    Wine review by elord9


  • Château Tayac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2000

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    I received a bottle of your 1993 Chateau Tayac Margaux several years ago and the bottle has been in cellar storage until two weeks ago. Opening up the bottle, letting it breath, nosing the glass, sifting the wine... fabulous. Whishing I had several more. Will be looking forward to obtaining several bottles of 2000 and cellaring to enjoy in a... Read More

    Wine review by Jwurdack


  • Château Boyd-Cantenac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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    One of the best Margauxs of the 05 vintage for early consumption, in addition to keeping locked up in the cellar for decades. Loads of dark, smokey fruit. Good acidity and tannins that are solid, yet seductive, a long finish and a very memorable wine. Most of the bottles I bought, I already consumed, because it's just that good ! One of the be... Read More

    Wine review by edub


  • Château Ferrière Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1995

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    Opened the 1995 tonight, it started with an incredible aroma of chocolate, tabacco and potentially mushroom-- really wonderful and complex. However, the initial sip was almost tasteless, the only hint of things to come was that at the tail end it gave up some flavor. Did not decant the bottle because I did not want to quickly tire the wine, and... Read More

    Wine review by greekman888


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