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Margaux Bordeaux

One of only four wineries in Bordeaux, France, with Premier Cru/first-growth status (based on the Bordeaux Classification in 1855), Château Margaux is a storied estate winery located in the Left Bank, in Médoc. It is also in the Margaux region, hence its name.

Château Margaux has produced wine since the 12th century, although not for commercial reasons or to any acclaim until several centuries later. Today, Corinne Mentzelopoulos-Petit, whose father acquired the winery in 1977, runs it.

Planted on the estate are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Each year the winery’s production averages around 385,000 bottles, spread across three releases: Grand Vin Château Margaux, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, and Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux.

The most expensive bottle of wine ever broken worldwide was a 1787 Château Margaux, insured for $225,000. As the story goes, a waiter knocked over the bottle brought to dinner by a New York merchant, and while it was estimated to be valued at $500,000, the owner only got $225,000 from an insurance claim.


Quick Facts

  • Thomas Jefferson, himself a winemaker, raved about Château Margaux when visiting Bordeaux in 1787
  • A controversial statement was issued by the winery in 1965, which is that only top-quality vintages would feature the year on a Château Margaux label
  • Margaux Hemingway, the granddaughter of famed writer Ernest Hemingway, was reportedly named after Château Margaux

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Château Dauzac, 1990
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Est: €150- €200
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Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX MAGNUM 1996 (2 BT) 1996
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Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX MAGNUM 1996 (2 BT) 1996
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Est: €4,000- €6,000
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Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX MAGNUM 1996 (1 BT) 1996
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Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX MAGNUM 1996 (1 BT) 1996
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Est: €2,000- €3,000
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Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX 1996 (3 BT) 1996
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX 1996 (3 BT) 1996
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Est: €3,000- €4,500
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Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX 1996 (2 BT) 1996
Jun 20, 3:00 PM CEST
Francia - Bordeaux / CHATEAU MARGAUX 1996 (2 BT) 1996
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Est: €2,000- €3,000
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Francia - Bordeaux / Margaux 1979 (2 BT)
Jun 19, 3:00 PM CEST
Francia - Bordeaux / Margaux 1979 (2 BT)
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Est: €680- €1,020
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2009
Jun 30, 2:00 PM AEST
2009
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Est: AUD300- AUD360
AUD2800 Bids
Wines & Spirits - Chateau Lascombes, Margaux 1989, Grand Cru Classe, Mis en
Jun 20, 10:30 AM BST
Wines & Spirits - Chateau Lascombes, Margaux 1989, Grand Cru Classe, Mis en
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Est: £100- £150
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Francia - Bordeaux / Chateau Palmer Alter Ego (1 Bt) 2019
Jun 19, 3:00 PM CEST
Francia - Bordeaux / Chateau Palmer Alter Ego (1 Bt) 2019
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Est: €100- €150
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Italia - Bordeaux / Chateau Rauzan - Segla (3 Bt) 2001
Jun 19, 3:00 PM CEST
Italia - Bordeaux / Chateau Rauzan - Segla (3 Bt) 2001
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Est: €120- €180
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Francia - Bordeaux / Chateau Palmer Alter Ego (1 BT) 2019
Jun 19, 3:00 PM CEST
Francia - Bordeaux / Chateau Palmer Alter Ego (1 BT) 2019
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Est: €100- €150
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Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2015
Jul 02, 6:00 PM CEST
Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2015
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Est: CHF10,000- CHF12,000
CHF7,8000 Bids
Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2018
Jul 02, 6:00 PM CEST
Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2018
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Est: CHF1,800- CHF2,200
CHF1,3000 Bids
Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2018
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Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2018
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Est: CHF5,000- CHF6,000
CHF3,8000 Bids
Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2019
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Vin - Chateau Margaux - 2019
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Est: CHF2,800- CHF3,000
CHF2,0000 Bids
1985 Chateau d'Issan, 3me Cru Classe, Cantenac-Margaux
Jun 27, 4:00 PM AEST
1985 Chateau d'Issan, 3me Cru Classe, Cantenac-Margaux
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Est: AUD80- AUD120
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1983 Chateau d'Angludet, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnal, Margaux
Jun 27, 4:00 PM AEST
1983 Chateau d'Angludet, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnal, Margaux
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Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD150 Bids
1989 Chateau d'Angludet, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnal, Margaux
Jun 27, 4:00 PM AEST
1989 Chateau d'Angludet, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnal, Margaux
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD150 Bids
1986 Chateau Margaux, 1er Cru Classe, Margaux
Jun 27, 4:00 PM AEST
1986 Chateau Margaux, 1er Cru Classe, Margaux
by Lawsons
Est: AUD800- AUD1,000
AUD150 Bids

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