Tag Archives | Margaux

Tasting a few wines of various vintages at the chateau

Bordeaux: Médoc and Graves, an introduction

Médoc is the perfect location for viticulture with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gironde bay on the other. The vineyards are located along the Gironde and the pine forest along the Atlantic coast protects vineyards from rain and sea breezes. In total Médoc consists of 11 000 hectares, ie about one tenth […]

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Gonzague Lurton, owner, Chateau Durfort Vivens, Margaux, Bordeaux

One more classified biodynamic chateau in Médoc: Château Durfort-Vivens

Château Pontet-Canet in Pauillac was the first and Château Durfort-Vivens in Margaux will probably be the second Grand Cru Classé in Médoc to become biodynamically certified. Durfort-Vivens was made as second growth (deuxième grand cru classé) in the Bordeaux classification of 1855. Owner Gonzague Lurton has worked biodynamically on part of the vineyard since 2009. […]

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The entrance gate and building of Chateau Margaux

Château Margaux in an experimental mood

More on Bordeaux. They have been doing some interesting experiments at Château Margaux reveals The Wine Sleuth, an interesting wine blog. At a tasting in London Paul Pontallier, director and wine maker at the chateau, talked about his experiments with organic and biodynamic wine growing on part of the estate. The participants tasted blind three […]

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Chateau Lascombes, Margaux. Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Lascombes in Margaux sold

It is not often that one of the major chateaux in Bordeaux changes hands. Buyer is the French insurance company MACSF. Seller is Colony Capital, an American investment company. The price tag is not official but assumed to be around 200 million euros for around 100 hectares. In other words, 2 million euros per hectare. […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Margaux

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 L’Aura de Cambon From an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this soft textured Bordeaux wine is filled with […]

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Chateau Margaux sold

Corinne Mentzelopoulos regains full control of Chateau Margaux buying back what she did not own from the Agnelli family. The chateau is now back in the hands of the family that revived its reputation in the mid 70s. The value of the deal was not disclosed but the whole property is estimated to be worth […]

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