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

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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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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  • 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

  • Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2003


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    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

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  • 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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    Wine review by mark

  • Chateau Haut-Tayac Margaux 2010


    Young wine. Needs to air. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • D'Angludet 2010


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    Wine review by GregS2014

  • I have just finished my bottle of Chateau Marquis D'Alesme Becker Margaux 1998 that I got off for a mere £10.50 Read More

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  • Château Marquis-d'Alesme-becker Margaux 1998


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for £10.50.Margaux is the largest AOC in the Medoc peninsular and the home of 18 cru classe in the famous 1855 classification.Chateau Marquis D'Alesme Becker [ ] was a third growth in that classification. The property is one of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Monbrison Cru Bourgeois Sup Margaux Bottles Casebois En Primeur 7 2009


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    Wine review by Calamus

  • Kirwan 3rd Cru-Margaux 2007


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    Wine review by Tsneeran

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