25 kilometres north of the city of Bordeaux, Margaux is a world-renowned wine appellation, known for it's silky, fragrant blended red wines. It is the largest appellation within the Haut-Medoc and counts several villages within its boundaries, including Margaux itself. The best vineyards are located on well-drained slopes, and the soils are some of the lightest, most gravelly in the Medoc, which provide the wines with their typical refinement and smooth character.
The growing environment is scattered, and many of even the wealthiest chateaux have vineyards dispersed amongst those of their nearest competition. Wine is made to the individual styles of the estates and is less reliant on terroir. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wines are often austere in their youth, but eventually flourish into complex, sophisticated and sensual wines with time and the best Margaux wines can be very long-lived.
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Under the ownership of well-known Bordeaux negociants the Sichel family since 1961, Angludet translates to 'Angel of the High Land'. This central Margaux property always has value to offer, and consistently delivers an exceptional quality wine at a great price....read more
The moated castle of Issan belongs to the Cruse family, one of Bordeaux's most famous. Under the direction of Emmanuel Cruse, and with consultant Jacques Boissenot, the estate is enjoying something of a renaissance. With its great, generous, rich and sweet fruit, its ripe tannins and its black jelly flavors, it makes a powerful statement. Wood is there, but doesn't dominate. The wine will develop over the next 5–10 years. Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, June 2005...read more
Chateau du Tertre
Classy, forward, ripe nose of red and black berry fruit. Wow, gorgeous feminine texture with a cassis and black currant core. Plenty of purpose and focus with impressive energy from a refreshing, juicy acidity balance. Seasoning of spice, fine tannins and subtle oak on a lingering finish. Wonderful, graceful wine. Bravo. Drink 2022-2030. Barrel sample. JG, April 2017....read more
The second wine of Chateau Brane-Cantenac, which in exceptional vintages such as 2010 shows almost as well as its older sibling. Deep gravel soils provide an aromatic intensity while the fine silky tannin and ethereal, delicate fruit is classic Margaux. Delicious. 53 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 47 percent Merlot....read more
Chateau Marquis de Terme
What a second wine. This is so delicious with a dense palate and beautiful yet friendly structure. Velvety tannins coat your mouth but it is the savory fruit that brings you back for more. Love the chocolate and coffee undertones. Better in 2016 but beautiful now. 93 points. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 2013...read more