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
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duty paid price: £4,496.14
"The 2004 Chateau Margaux has always been a promising wine and here, served blind against the First Growths, it finally proved that patience is necessary when it comes to such wines. It has an exquisite bouquet with brilliant delineation, scents of redcurrant, raspberry coulis, cold stone (almost flint-like) with pencil-lead and cedar lending it a Pauillac-like sense of aristocratic flair. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple opening, nigh perfect acidity with a surprisingly citric undercurrent that lends so much freshness and tension. While it does not have the weight and power of say, 2000, 2005 or 2009, it cruises along with utmost harmony and you become smitten by its charms - something that is perhaps in short supply among the First Growths in this vintage. This is excellent. Tasted September 2016." Neal Martin
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