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Château Margaux,Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux

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Region: Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés
Refined Region: Margaux
Vintage: 2001
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 82% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot 7% Cabernet Franc 4% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
"Performing well from bottle, Chateau Margaux's 2001, which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999, is an elegant, seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple colour, and a beautiful nose of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, and cedar..."-Wine Advocate

The Domaine
Château Margaux is known for producing some of the silkiest, most aromatic wines in Bordeaux and it has been famous for doing so for centuries. The origins of the estate may be traced back to the 15th century when the Lestonnac family took over a grain growing property known as Lamothe (deriving from la motte – meaning a small rise in the land, or hill). The agricultural change from cereal crops to vines was led by Pierre de Lestonnac from 1572 to 1582. Further developments occurred when, over a century later, the estate manager, Monsieur Berlon, saw the benefits of vinifying red and white grapes separately. This change was what set Château Margaux firmly on the path to modern vinification practices and international renown.

This reputation spread over the next several hundred years. Sir Robert Walpole, the English Prime Minister in the early 18th Century, declared himself an avid supporter of the estate and was known to purchase four casks every three months! When the Marquis de la Colonilla purchased the estate in the early 19th century, the outstanding reputation of Margaux’s wines demanded an impressive chateau to match. Built in 1810 by Louis Combes, the current chateau is a unique example of the neo-classical style. With its structured façade, balanced by ionic columns, it exudes a refined elegance not dissimilar to that of the wines produced within. The chateau was officially recognised as an historic monument in 1946.

Today the chateau is owned by Corinne Mentzelopoulos. Her father, André, purchased the estate in 1977 and invested significantly in the regeneration of the vineyard and winery by installing new drainage systems, replanting vines, creating a new underground cellar and investing in new oak barrels. The result of these improvements is evident in the spectacular and consistent vintages produced since the 1978 vintage. This has allowed Château Margaux to remain a dominant force in a highly competitive market and maintain its preeminent global reputation.

Food Pairing
Beef, duck, lamb and roast chicken.

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