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Chateau Margaux is a nominee for a Luxist Award for Best International Red Wine. It is also a nominee in the Best International White Wine category.
For more than four centuries, Chateau Margaux has been making excellent wines and is credited with making some of the best wines of all time. Some of the winery's most well-known vintages include 1953, 1961, 1982, 1996 and 2000, among many others.
At the end of the 17th century, Chateau Margaux became part of the nascent elite "First Growths"--long before being established officially by the Classification of 1855. Since then, Chateau Margaux has known fame and fortune, seeing by experience how ephemeral both are. Chateau Margaux 1771 was the first Bordeaux vintage to appear in a Christie's catalogue in 1776. It was described as "an excellent claret with a fine flavor from the 1771 vintage." Its 1791 vintage was considered by Christie's wine catalogue (May 23, 1797) as being the best that France has produced in many years, and "is difficult at this moment to find anything comparable."
Gallery: Chateau Margaux