Chateau Margaux

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  • Thursday 9 July 2009

Address:
Château Margaux
33460 Margaux
France

Margaux

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 88 83 83

Website: www.chateau-margaux.com

Email: info@chateau-margaux.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Margaux, 1er cru classé, 87ha, gravel on clay subsoil

Vineyards: Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot Noir 20%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 2%. White: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

History:

Margaux's historic success was largely due to one dedicated dynasty, featuring such family names as Lestonnac, de Fumel, Hargicourt, even the Pontacs of Haut-Brion were involved by marriage. Between the 16th and late 18th centuries, and betimes helped by talented estate manager M. Berlon, the family steadily improved the wine's quality and saw its reputation extend across the Atlantic. The French Revolution brought that era to an abrupt end (the guillotine again!) and in 1801 Margaux belonged to Bertrand Douat, Marquis de la Colonilla, who added the château, cellars and cooperage. Later owners battled against the usual hazards (vine disease, war, recession), but in 1950 the Ginestet family revived the outlook. Progress has continued under André Mentzelopoulos, who since 1977 has invested massively. His daughter Corinne is today in charge.

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2009 en primeur

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2006 en primeur

2005 panel tasting

2005 en primeur

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