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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  • 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 Margaux on Snooth

  • Château Dauzac Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1999


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    Wine review by remybhatia

  • Château Marquis-d'Alesme-becker Margaux 2001


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    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Well it is done. Snooths Blind Tasting Challenge has come and gone. I just ... ... just ... Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux This fairly screamed out Bordeaux with its green bell pepper and oak influenced notes. An unusually soft bottle that threw folks for a loop as almost everyone thought this was a cheap example from a middling vintage, ... Read More

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  • Margaux Bordeaux 2005


    big and bold, this margaux is luxurious and striking in its balanced flavors. herbs, chocolate, black cherries, its depth is matched only by its length. what a fantastic wine and it will only get better w/ the years. Read More

    Wine review by joss

  • Château Ferrière Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 1996


    Tasted September 2009: A marvelous wine, with that tell-tale Margaux nose and flavour. Medium-deep colour which has just begun to mature, a very refined, deep and at the same time intensely perfumed bouquet. Slender, graceful in the mouth, with a very tasty dry tannic structure, excellent concentration and a long finish with lip-licking acidity.... Read More

    Wine review by Nicki

  • Chateau Palmer Margaux Third Growth 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by remybhatia

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