A while ago Margaux was resting on its considerable laurels, but in the last 10 years it has been reinvigorated by youth and pride and is excelling once again. Its great strength is the paucity of its soils, in which virtually nothing but the vine will thrive and of which Cabernet Sauvignon is particularly enamoured. Château Margaux is the most famous producer, one of only five Premier Crus on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, and its spectacular revival after a takeover in 1978 has been mirrored by much of the rest of this large (1,400 hectares) appellation.Read More
The low yields brought about by the infertile soil leads to a grape that is concentrated and tannic. The resulting wines are delicate, aromatic, finely structured and capable of very great ageing. The backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented by Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.