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...

  • 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...

  • Grenache

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

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  • How can I tell if my bottle of Chateau Monbrison Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2002 is of the varietal Cabernet Sauvignon? Read More

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  • Hello everyone! This is a really nifty site, and I totally am glad to be part of it. I am still schooling (will be for a while), and I thought about learning wines as my side hobby. Schooling and wines go kind of hand in hand, don't you think? It's a symbiotic relationship... Read More

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  • Château les Barraillots Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005


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    Wine review by catwalktoo

  • Found these bottle's in my wine cellar are they still good?They are at a temperatures of 52degrees on an average year round.Blaufrankisch 1995 Fiertle De Malesan 1998 Bordeaux Villa Antinori 1998 Chianti classic ReserveI don't know if they are still good need to know?How do you tell before you open them what do I need to look for?Thanks Read More

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  • Chateau Pavillon Rouge Margaux 2003


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    Wine review by Wolrdwine lover

  • 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

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  • 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

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