"The 2007 Château Margaux was just missing a little intensity on the nose compared to the other First Growths: scents of incense and iris, blackberry and tobacco, perhaps just missing the floral nature of other vintages. The palate is well balanced with supple black fruit laced with graphite and tobacco, fully matured but clearly with sufficient substance to last another 15-20 years."
"Known since the XII century, it was called “La Mothe de Margaux” (the Margaux mound), and at that time, it didn’t have any vines. The old name didn’t happen by chance; in a flat region like the Medoc, the slightest “mound” was easily distinguished and the greatest wines are always produced on sloping land that ensures good drainage.
The successive owners of “La Mothe de Margaux” were, of course, important lords but we had to wait for the arrival of the Lestonnac family to set up the estate as we know it today. Pierre de Lestonnac succeeded, in the ten years from 1572 to 1582, in completely restructuring the property as well as the vineyard and anticipated the general evolution of the Medoc that had started to abandon cereal growing in favour of vines. At the end of the XVII century, Château Margaux occupied 265 hectares, land that wouldn’t be divided again. A third of the estate was dedicated to vines, which is still the case today."