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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Kirwan Margaux Premier 1999


    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


    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

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  • Château Deyrem Valentin Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2000


    Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.just had a bottle that my 27 year old daughter bought today for my birthday--an excellent wine with wonderful finish. I was impressed and I love my red wines. Would be curious to know what the blend % were of Merlot, Cab and Cab Franc. Wonderful wine and ready to drink nowClay f... Read More

    Wine review by clay jackson

  • Château Palmer Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1986


    Palmer is always great, and this was no exception. Amazing length of finish, still lots of fruit. Fantastic structure and balance. Read More

    Wine review by Niel M

  • Dear Fellow Snooth Friends,I have been following snooth for some time now and really appreciate this window to a world of like minded people, who have added a lot of value for me since beginning to participate. I have learned a lot more about wine and aspects of wine culture/history, whenever I have a question I get fast and interesting answers ... Read More

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  •,000 bottles of counterfeit Fitou wine circulate on the Chinese market. The bottles probably contain Chinese wine. The counterfeiters have copied the label and the bottle of the cooperative Mont Tauch, one of the major companies in the wine appellation of Fito... Read More

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  • hey, im looking to get a bottle or a few bottles of whithe and red wine from 1986 to give as a present, does anyone have any suggestions to which wine i should get and where? thanks Read More

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