Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux

Château Margaux, a 1er Cru Classé property, has been owned by the Mentzelopoulos family since 1978 - since then it has consistently produced the finest wines in the Médoc.

One of the grandest, most imposing buildings amongst the Médoc châteaux, Ch. Margaux in its current form was built in the early 19th century, although viticulture had been practised on the estate for several centuries before.  A chequered period of ownership in the 19th and early 20th century meant that the quality of some Margaux vintages was patchy, but the change which restored the property to its rightful status came in 1977 when it was bought by André Mentzenopoulos, Greek by birth but who had lived in France since 1958 and had made a fortune through supermarket retailing.  André immediately instigated much-needed investment in vineyard and cellar, but his untimely death in 1980 saw his daughter, Corinne, take up the reins.  Corinne’s shrewdest move was the recruitment of young, talented winemaker Paul Pontallier to oversee the production.

Paul stayed at the helm until 2015, and in that time Margaux has produced some legendary wines, but also displays a marvellous seam of consistency through good years and the not so good.  Sebastien Vergne is the technical director since 2016.

The estate has 82 hectares under vine, with Cabernet Sauvignon inevitably dominant (75%) with 20% Merlot making up most of the rest, along with a smattering of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Unusually in Margaux, there is a white wine made here, Pavillon Blanc, from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, while the two red wines are, of course, Ch. Margaux itself and Pavillon Rouge.  Typically, about 30,000 cases of red wine are made, with the Grand Vin usually accounting for just over 40% of the total. Production of the white wine amounts to less than 3,000 cases.

Fermentation takes place in oak vats, and ageing for Ch. Margaux in 100% new barrels for 22 months.  It is Paul Pontallier’s firmly-held belief that it is the Cabernet Sauvignon grape which is responsible for most of the sheer class which characterises the wines of Ch. Margaux and we are seeing, in consequence, an ever-greater percentage of this varietal in the blend of the Grand Vin.

Margaux wines are renowned for its perfumed elegance, but this should not be construed as meaning that these are light-bodied. Far from it, as the best have an enviable structure, layers of complexity, and formidable length.

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2017 Château Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux
Red
2017
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12.5% Alcohol
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£450.00 – bottle (75cl)
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1988 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
1988
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12.0% Alcohol
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£807.88 – bottle (75cl)
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2009 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2009
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£762.28 – bottle (75cl)
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1996 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
1996
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2015 Château Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux
Red
2015
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14.0% Alcohol
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£3,650.00 – double magnum (300cl)
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2005 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2005
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2013 Pavillon Blanc du Ch. Margaux
White
2013
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2012 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2012
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2012 Pavillon Blanc du Ch. Margaux
White
2012
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2008 Ch. Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux
Red
2008
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2007 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2007
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2011 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux
White
2011
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2016 Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux
Red
2016
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Ch. Margaux, Margaux Bordeaux
Red
2016
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2014 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2014
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2014 Pavillon Blanc du Ch. Margaux
White
2014
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14.0% Alcohol
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2014 Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux
Red
2014
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2011 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2011
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2011 Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux
Red
2011
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13.5% Alcohol
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2005 Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux
Red
2005
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2006 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2006
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2009 Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux
Red
2009
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2015 Pavillon Rouge du Ch. Margaux
Red
2015
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14.0% Alcohol
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2013 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2013
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2018 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, Bordeaux
White
2018
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13.5% Alcohol
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2018 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, Margaux, Bordeaux
Red
2018
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Pavillon Blanc du Ch. Margaux
White
2016
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2010 Ch. Margaux, Margaux
Red
2010
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13.5% Alcohol
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