A.O.C. Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most strikingly elegant châteaux. Yet, despite its status, Margaux has a wonderful family feel, lacking the pretension and snobbery that enshrouds other elite Bordeaux châteaux. And Margaux’s engaging personality is reflected in its wines – renowned for being rich and opulent.
The key behind Margaux’s approach is owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos and long-standing winemaker Paul Pontallier who have led Margaux out of Bordeaux’s doldrums both spiritually and in terms of quality, and there seems to be a remarkable team ethic and bond from the vineyard workers right through to the management.