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

    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...

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  • GREGT- you are right about Chappellet. At any price point I  have  always thought their value was justified and Keenen as well.I can only assume from your earlier posts that there is limited Bordeaux at value prices where you live, and you are right that many of the better known Bordeaux skyrocketed in price thanks in part to the Chinese. Howeve... Read More

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  • I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic  fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More

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  • Chateau Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois S.c. de la Gironville 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/75166 for £15.Haut-Medoc is a large AOC set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes several smaller but more prestig... Read More

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  • Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine Margaux 2011

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  • I am new to this site i just happened to come across   it on goggle  ... vin 1 looks drinkable 1 notchateau margaux premier grand cru classe 1928 not a bottle i would drink Thanks Pa Read More

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  • Château Tour de Bessan Margaux 2005

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  • Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2012

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  • Chateau Ferriere Margaux 2012

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  • Giscours Margaux 2012

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  • Château Cantenac-Brown Margaux Pre-Arrival 2012

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