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CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe, Margaux 1999

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CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe, Margaux 1999 CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe, Margaux 1999

CHATEAU MARGAUX 1er cru classe, Margaux 1999

The premier cru property known today as Chateau Margaux had moved from grain to grapes by 1582 and by 1680 vineyards made up about 80 hectares of a much larger (262ha) property, the same as today. The exceptional quality of the wine was soon recognised and, uniquely, the property took the name of the appellation. The spectacular chateau dates back to the early 1800s. Margaux was purchased in 1977 by the Mentzelopoulos family. Massive renovations were completed in 2015 and the modern estate also employs organic viticulture. Margaux consistently makes one of the greatest Bordeaux wines, largely because of a grape selection regime that has seen production of the grand vin fall from 20,000 dozen in the 1980s to around 12,000 dozen today. The Margaux red grape vineyards total a little less than 70ha -- 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. They are mostly on sandy-stone topsoil over gravel with a clay base.There is also 11ha of Sauvignon Blanc. The grand vin is made in a combination of both wood and stainless steel vats and matures in new oak for 18-24 months. Margaux is one of few Bordeaux estates with its own cooperage. Margaux also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge (since 1906), a third wine, Margaux de Margaux (since 2009), and Pavillon Blanc, a 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The grand vin is among the world’s most sought-after wines. It is known for elegance, purity of fruit, harmony and finesse yet is also rich and full bodied, offering cassis, truffle and, distinctively, the scent of violets.
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The premier cru property known today as Chateau Margaux had moved from grain to grapes by 1582 and by 1680 vineyards made up about 80 hectares of a much larger (262ha) property, the same as today. The exceptional quality of the wine was soon recognised and, uniquely, the property took the name of the appellation. The spectacular chateau dates back to the early 1800s. Margaux was purchased in 1977 by the Mentzelopoulos family. Massive renovations were completed in 2015 and the modern estate also employs organic viticulture. Margaux consistently makes one of the greatest Bordeaux wines, largely because of a grape selection regime that has seen production of the grand vin fall from 20,000 dozen in the 1980s to around 12,000 dozen today. The Margaux red grape vineyards total a little less than 70ha -- 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. They are mostly on sandy-stone topsoil over gravel with a clay base.There is also 11ha of Sauvignon Blanc. The grand vin is made in a combination of both wood and stainless steel vats and matures in new oak for 18-24 months. Margaux is one of few Bordeaux estates with its own cooperage. Margaux also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge (since 1906), a third wine, Margaux de Margaux (since 2009), and Pavillon Blanc, a 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The grand vin is among the world’s most sought-after wines. It is known for elegance, purity of fruit, harmony and finesse yet is also rich and full bodied, offering cassis, truffle and, distinctively, the scent of violets.
  • Style: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Region: Margaux
  • Code: CMX
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: France

Region Margaux

On Bordeaux’s Left Bank, near the southern end of the Haut-Médoc, lies Margaux, one of the most celebrated villages in the world of wine. Margaux is home to Château Margaux, the revered first-growth property, as well as 20 more Grand Cru Classé estates ranked in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. The acclaimed wine of Margaux benefits from the diverse soil types in the appellation.

In general, Margaux has a very thin layer of topsoil, and the very best vineyards, above the Gironde River, have gravelly soils that encourage deep root growth and allow for good drainage. Because of the variations in soil, Margaux wines can range from delicately flavoured to highly concentrated, from medium- to full-bodied. Yet all Margaux wines share a fragrant bouquet, silky texture and remarkable balance. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in the wines of Margaux, as it does throughout the Left Bank, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc used in small percentages for blending. Because of their excellent aging potential, the best Margaux wines are prized by collectors.

Winery CHATEAU MARGAUX

Château Margaux is a renowned 1er Cru Classé (first growth) estate in Bordeaux. With its roots reaching back beyond the 16th Century, the property is steeped in history. Originally known as "La Mothe de Margaux" the name of the estate has evolved over the centuries. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of Bordeaux’s top estates, featuring 230 barrels of ‘Margose’. When Thomas Jefferson ordered the great 1784 vintage, he listed it at the top of the Bordeaux hierarchy. Its exalted reputation was further ratified by its designation as a 1er Cru Classé estate in the 1855 Classification. In 1978 Château Margaux was acquired by the Mentzelopoulos family and since then under the winemaking leadership of Paul Pontallier, its quality and reputation has soared to even greater heights. Château Margaux has 82 hectares under vine, of which 75% of the holding is Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% is Merlot complemented by small plantings of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Alongside th
Château Margaux is a renowned 1er Cru Classé (first growth) estate in Bordeaux. With its roots reaching back beyond the 16th Century, the property is steeped in history. Originally known as "La Mothe de Margaux" the name of the estate has evolved over the centuries. In 1705, the London Gazette advertised the first auction of Bordeaux’s top estates, featuring 230 barrels of ‘Margose’. When Thomas Jefferson ordered the great 1784 vintage, he listed it at the top of the Bordeaux hierarchy. Its exalted reputation was further ratified by its designation as a 1er Cru Classé estate in the 1855 Classification. In 1978 Château Margaux was acquired by the Mentzelopoulos family and since then under the winemaking leadership of Paul Pontallier, its quality and reputation has soared to even greater heights. Château Margaux has 82 hectares under vine, of which 75% of the holding is Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% is Merlot complemented by small plantings of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Alongside the Grand Vin, Ch. Margaux also makes a second wine called Pavillon Rouge. The estate also produces a white wine made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc called Pavillon Blanc.
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