One of the world's greatest wine estates, Margaux has a history dating back almost eight hundred years. Ranked as only one of four wines to achieve Premier Cru (First Growth) status in the 1855 Classification, it is also the only Bordeaux property to share the name of the appellation itself.
With its building the grandest in Bordeaux, the wines of Château Margaux have been sought after by wealthy oenophiles for centuries. The 1771 vintage was the first claret to ever appear in a Christie's catalogue, and it was purchased by Thomas Jefferson during his tour of Bordeaux in 1787, with Jefferson later opining that Margaux was one of Bordeaux' Top Four.
The wine itself has incredible elegance, purity and finesse, and it is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful in all of Bordeaux. The modern era for this estate is perhaps its greatest ever, with even their second wine, Pavillion Rouge du Château Margaux, better than the Grand Vin itself was a few decades earlier.
Margaux, Bordeaux, France