Château Margaux is an estate in the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. It makes red wine under the Margaux AOC and a Bordeaux Blanc AOC. It modern renaissance dates to 1977 when the late Andrè Mentzelopoulos bought and completely renovated it, hiring Emile Peynaud as oenologist, and ending ’15 years of unworthy vintages’, (Hugh Johnson: Wine Companion: 1991, p.55).
Owner: The Mentzelopoulos family. The late André Mentzelopoulos bought the estate in 1977. His daughter Corinne now runs it.
Classification: 1855 1st Growth.
The château: The most impressive château building in the Médoc, a porticoed mansion of the First Empire (the empire of Napoleon I of France)
Margaux AOC, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux:
Margaux AOC, Château Margaux