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Margaux Wine Bordeaux, France

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Silky, seductive and polished are the words that characterize the best wines from Margaux, the most inland appellation of the Médoc on the Left Bank of Bordeaux.

Margaux’s gravel soils are the thinnest of the Médoc, making them most penetrable by vine roots—some reaching down over 23 feet for water. The best sites are said to be on gentle outcrops, or croupes, where more gravel facilitates good drainage.

The Left Bank of Bordeaux subscribes to an arguably outdated method of classification but it is nonetheless important in regards to history of the area. In 1855 the finest chateaux were deemed on the basis of reputation and trading price—at that time. In 1855, Chateau Margaux achieved first growth status, yet it has been Chateau Palmer (officially third growth from the 1855 classification) that has consistently outperformed others throughout the 20th century.

Chateau Margaux in top vintages is capable of producing red Cabernet Sauvignon based wines described as pure, intense, spell-binding, refined and profound with flavors and aromas of black currant, violets, roses, orange peel, black tea and incense.

Other top producers worthy of noting include Chateau Rauzan-Ségla, Lascombes, Brane-Cantenac, and d’Issan, among others.

The best wines of Margaux combine a deep ruby color with a polished structure, concentration and an unrivaled elegance.

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  • Chateau Malescot St. Exupery  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Malescot St. Exupery 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Issan  2005 Front Label
    Chateau d'Issan 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Kirwan  2005 Front Label
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  • Chateau Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer 2005 Front Label
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  • Chateau Boyd-Cantenac  2005 Front Label
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  • Chateau Giscours (1.5 Liter Magnum - stained back label) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Giscours (1.5 Liter Magnum - stained back label) 2005
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  • Chateau Lascombes  2005 Front Label
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  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla (scuffed label) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Rauzan-Segla (scuffed label) 2005
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  • Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2005
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  • Chateau Giscours  2005 Front Label
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  • Chateau Brane-Cantenac  2005 Front Label
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