Monday, August 22, 2011

Wood Wine Crate & Box Profiles: Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux:

*Chateau Margaux and Second Label; Pavillon Blanc

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub-region: Margaux

Classification: First Growth

Production: 10,000 - 12,000 cases per year

Grape: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon,  20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot

Crate design: The Margaux design is based on the majestic and famous Chateau built by Marquis De Colonilla in the early 1800's.

Rarity: Very rare. Approx. 12,000 cases of Margaux are produced per vintage. Most of these cases are held in France, and the remaining amount are fought over in the futures market or at auction. Margaux is widely considered as possibly the finest in all of the First Growths.

Crate designation: Exclusive Class First Growth ($100.00)

Our opinion: Chateau Margaux is definitely the most consistent of the First Growth wineries as far as production goes. You can be fairly confident that any bottle from any vintage year is going to be out of this world.

The Margaux label is also very consistent. The same picture of the famous Margaux Chateau is on both the First Growth crate as well as the Second Label: Pavillon Rouge.

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