Daily Wine 6/8/17:
Château Margaux – Grand Vin – Premier Grand Cru Classé – Margaux – 1997
- Château Margaux is one of the five Premier Grand Cru Classé estates of the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux.
- The 1997 vintage prevented the grapes from acquiring a concentration of flavor, but still had an opportunity to ripen. That lack of density and depth is the only thing holding this wine back from being great.
- The estate was founded in the 16th century, but the current building was constructed and done with a rare-example of the neo-palladian style of architecture in 1815.
- The Mentzelopoulos family bought the property in 1977 and Andre’s daughter, Corinne, is taking over operations today.
- Typically, this wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
- Pair this wine with beef, venison, and other bolder meats.