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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  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • 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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Château Margaux on Snooth

  • Giscours Margaux 2012

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    A bit funky on the nose though with lovely integration to the smoke tinged and lightly spiced, crushed berry fruit. Tight on entry though very well balanced, this opens slowly and never fully reveals itself though one can see the fine integration, depth and power here with mineral notes emerging on the backend along with lots of ripe, slightly d... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giscours Margaux 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Have you seen www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/62043The seller, ,whom  I have met several times,has considerable first hand knowledge of the Bordeaux wine estates, has given some information in his write up on this site Read More

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  • I could only find recent vintages, in the close to $100 range.  I couldn't find older vintages or valuations.  Too bad you found it in a cupboard.  If you aren't needing to pay the mortgage with it, I suggest trying it with someone who knows Bordeaux.  Hopefully it's still okay. Read More

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  • Hello everyone,I found a bottle of red wine in the cupboard, it's a chateau Vincent from 1964. I've been googling all around but I couldn't find anything about this wine.. I'm very great full if someone has some info about it an what this bottle costs!thank you Read More

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  • Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by jamlani


  • Hello, EMark.  Thank you for the welcome.It is sometimes awkward, this ... ... While I enjoy a good Chateau Margaux ( and most of the better Bordeaux's and Burgundies for that matter )  I live in Southern Nevada and reasonably near so many wonderful California wineries, that I'm usually drinking one of those wines -- with just an occasional b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! ( and all...


  • Our courtyard is the perfect place, at least at this time of year.  It has seen many gatherings of friends and acquaintances to enjoy a little fruit and cheese, a little wine, and a lot of conversation.  What, after all, can be more important than trying to communicate with other humans -- and how better than in my courtyard and over a nice glas... Read More

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  • Chateau Palmer Margaux 3me Cru Classe 1983

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Chateau Haut-Tayac Margaux 2010

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    Young wine. Needs to air. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling


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