Arnoux-Lachaux 2017: why this Burgundy producer is a domaine to watch

After the 1973 Bordeaux economic crisis, the Guinness family was forced to sell Chateau Margaux. Chateau Margaux belonged to the Gineste family in the early 1970s when prices in Bordeaux plummeted and the estate’s condition was much worse and the reputation of his wines fell dramatically. In 1925 the owner of Chateau Lascombes Fernand Gineste acquired a significant part of the estate and in 1949 passed into full possession of his son Pierre Gineste. In the French wine classification of 1855, Rive Gauche wine received the status of First Growth, one of four. properties at the time of this.   

They helped establish Margot’s reputation as one of Bordeaux’s finest wines; in the mid-1700s, Margot was the most popular wine in the Medoc. In 1771, the estate’s wine became the first claret sold by Christie’s, [6] and during a visit to Bordeaux in 1787, Thomas Jefferson named Chateau Margaux as one of the “four premium vineyards.” In 1925, Bordeaux wine merchant Fernand Gineste (at the time owner of the neighboring Chateau Lascombes) bought most of the shares and the family’s share was gradually increased to allow his son Pierre Gineste to become the full owner in 1949.     

With a reputation for excellence and consistency in the production of high-quality Bordeaux red wines, Chateau Margaux remains one of the most sought-after and collectible wines in the world, with prices matching its status. Chateau Margaux, the old La Mothe de Margaux, is a Bordeaux winery. It is one of the four wines that received first-class status in the Bordeaux classification in 1855. Margaux is home to the famous first wine plantation Chateau Margaux. Add the other 20 special wineries in the Bordeaux classification in 1855. Margot has been known as the top wine since 1855 when it was recognized as one of the first producers and was the only company to receive a 20/20 rating.    

Soon in the twentieth century, Chateau Margaux achieved almost unrivaled success with its wines from wine critics and collectors. Bordeaux, with its many castles and the famous Classification of 1855, is a popular destination for wine lovers, as well as the base of an excellent wine market and a landmark for winemakers from all over the world. Chateau Margaux Wine – Elegance Embodied If you like Cabernet blends, you prefer a smooth, glossy red wine and want to know why so many wine regions in the world are modeled after Bordeaux, look for nothing but Margaux wines. Chateau Margaux, in the finest vintages, is capable of producing red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon, described as pure, intense, mesmerizing, refined, and deep with flavors and aromas of currant, violet, rose, orange peel, black tea, and incense.    

Of course, after tasting 400 red wines from a barrel, the white wine will taste great, but it is Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux that is stunning and is one of the greatest white wines in the world. One of the most seductive Château Margaux, given its recent bottling, is this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest of the small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should be drunk beautifully over the next 25-30 years.    

On the palate, this fully ripe and smooth Margaux wine is concentrated with elegant layers of rounded and dark berries, hints of red fruit, and a slight hint of green in the finish. I’m not sure there is anything to improve here, but this lovely Margot should stay at that level for at least another 15 years or more. These online wine auctions will last and develop for at least another 20 years. 96 points 4,653 visits Tasted on April 18, 2008. This wine combines Margot’s floral notes with a velvety texture and Pomerol. Not as visible from a bottle as from a barrel, the wine offers fresh, vibrant, waxy notes of lemon, grapefruit, spices, and flowers.    

This is a full and stunning white wine that will be stored in a cellar for many decades, collecting only tertiary notes. This wine is an integral part of the cellars of all serious Bordeaux collectors. For bargain hunters looking to add Margot to their collection, this is a wine to look out for.    

This is an oversized Margaux, crafted in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in stark contrast to the 1990s. This is a wine that Margot never produced in some of the classic vintages like 1961, 1959, and 1945. Surprisingly, this second wine from Margot is better than any wine produced in the 60s, 70s, and for several vintages. made even in the 80s. This is in part due to the creation of a new third wine, Margaux de Margaux, which gives this wine a much better choice.    

These wines tend to be slightly fuller than your regular Margot wines, but with strong tannins, they have the same refined taste. Margot wines are known for their full-body, but they tend to be lighter and softer in texture than the richer wines from neighboring villages.    

We know that vineyards have been cultivated on this land for centuries – in the 17th century, the Dauledes family was the caretaker of Margot. The region is home to many of the world’s most famous wineries, but they only make up a small fraction of the 120,000 hectares of vineyards that stretch through the Gironde department in Aquitaine and probably trace their ancestral roots back to about 2,000 years ago, when the Romans dominated the area.    

Although the estate is famous for its (very expensive) Gran wines, it also produces a second wine, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, and a third Margaux de Château Margaux. In addition to the first wine, Chateau Margaux Grand Vin, the company also produces a second bottle of unselected grapes called Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, and a dry white Sauvignon Blanc wine called Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux.    

One of the best Bordeaux Blanc wines I’ve tasted over the years, Château Margaux Pavillon Blanc 2016 (WWB, 97) is an incredible white wine that not only has a seamless texture but incredible richness and saltiness. This is an estate that entices at first sight: vineyards, wine, history, and stately architecture make up an irresistible complex. Balanced, balanced, harmonious, and extremely elegant, 1983 is proof enough that no Bordeaux estate can truly stand up to Margot. There were so many great Margot wines under the Mentzelopoulos regime that it is almost impossible to imagine 1990 to surpass 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1995, but in my opinion, it has a special dimension.    

Pavillon Blanc is Pontaglier’s white wine, which has been steadily improving over the years because it does change its methods frequently. As the ambassador of Chateau Margaux, Pontarlier lived in Hong Kong for eight years, where he witnessed the amazing parallel growth of the fine wine market and e-commerce, available on social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo. 

By Richard