Château Margaux 2015

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Château Margaux 2015
Château Margaux 2015
Château Margaux 2015
Château Margaux 2015

Château Margaux 2015

$2,055.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Margaux

2015

1st Growth
87% Cabernet
8% Merlot
3% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux

ESTATE HISTORY

1855 Grand Cru Classe – 1st Growth
The area surrounding the present Chateau Margaux was known from the 12th century when it was called La Mothe de Margaux, or the Margaux Mound.
The middle of the 16th century marks the birth of Chateau Margaux as a notable producer of clairet wine. The owner, Pierre de Lestonnac restructured the property and favored vines to cereal growing.
The 18th century brought fame to Chateau Margaux in England. The wines first crossed the Atlantic and Thomas Jefferson, then US Ambassador to France wrote “There couldn’t be a better Bordeaux bottle” on his 1784 order of Chateau Margaux wines.
The golden age of Bordeaux wines ended during the French revolution. The chateau and its vines were auctioned by the revolutionaries as a national possession, which brought the estate to despair.
The current building of Chateau Margaux known as Versailles de Medoc was constructed in the early 19th century under Bertrand Douat who was a Basque ship owner.
The chateaux changed hands a few times until 1977, when André Mentzelopoulos, a businessman of Greek origin who made his fortune importing and exporting cereals, bought the property to the surprise of the French wine community.
Mentzelopoulos reconstructed the vineyard and the chateau, including building the first underground cellar in the Medoc, and reclaimed the prestige of the chateau.
Today, his daughter, Corinne Mentzelopoulos runs Chateau Margaux.

*2015 was, literally, an historic year at Château Margaux.

TERROIR

215 acres of appellation contrôlée of which 202 acres planted. Gravely clay-limestone soil.
   
VITICULTURE
          
Organic & biodynamic farming
    

WINEMAKING

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and wood vats. Matured in 100% new oak for 18 to 24 months.

Château Margaux, a unique Bordeaux estate with its own cooperage, produces the majority of the oak barrels needed to yard its wine on-site. The wines are then mixed and bottled as Château Margaux wines after ageing.

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS

100 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

This is a haunting young wine that shows you a subtle and hidden strength on the nose with rose petals, currants, currant leaves, stones and plums. Wonderful ripeness yet brightness, too. Takes your breath away with the intensity and structure. Full-bodied, powerful and muscular, yet there's an agile undertone to the whole thing. Compact and condensed. A new legend for Margaux. The 1961 that didn’t happen. Try in 2024.

Pairs well with roasted, braised, or grilled meats, Asian cuisine, or mushrooms and pasta.

*Please note the image is of a representative bottle. For pictures of the actual bottle please contact us.