Sited within the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Garonne in Medoc north of Bordeaux, Chateau Margaux is arguably one of the finest and most magnificent estates in the region. Archives reveal that during the 18th century, the estate comprised 265 hectares, with about a third devoted to planting grapes and making wine.
By 1771, Margaux became the first estate to have its wine sold at Christie’s. In 1855, Margaux’s wine became one of four to achieve premier cru status in the historical Bordeaux classification.
The property currently has over 80 hectares planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. In addition to its grand vin Chateau Margaux and its second wine Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, the estate also produces a Pavillon Blanc made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc. Approximately 30,000 cases of red wine are produced annually, with the grand vin constituting about 40 per cent of the total output.
The grand vin is particularly known for its remarkable attributes, and is essential to a connoisseur’s collection. The Chateau Margaux Vertical Collection offers one bottle of each vintage from 1945 to 2010, affording not only a taste of some of Margaux’s most legendary vintages but also a testament to the wines’ spectacular ageing potential.