The Margaux estate dates from the 16th century. During the 18th century the wine of Château Margaux turned up at auction in London. The revolution saw the owner of the property guillotined and the estate sold at auction. In the early 19th century the property was owned by a Basque called Colonilla and it was he that built the chateau we see today. The modern history of Château Margaux begins in 1977 and its purchase by André Mentzelopoulos. The new owner had made his fortune trading in the Far East and Pakistan, then through grocery shops in France. He had the wherewithal to invest heavily in his new vineyards, forming the springboard for the great successes he was never to see, dying as he did in 1980. It was his daughter Corinne who ushered in the modern story of the estate and its gold standard global reputation.
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £5,258.45
"This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux." Robert Parker
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