Margaux

Looking for elegance and perfumed Cabernet Sauvignon that evolves over time? Look no further than Margaux. With more classed growths than any other AOC, there's so much to discover.


Pronounced "Mar-Go" this appellation is all about Cabernet Sauvignon based red wines, that are elegant and perfumed, with silky tannins and meant to improve in your cellar.

They don't have the power of the more northern communes, such as Pauillac, but these wines have finesse and elegance like no other.

Château d'Issan, Margaux, Bordeaux You'll find several stunning estates in Margaux like this one, Château d'Issan, which is complete with a moat, drawbridge, and gardens.

Margaux Wines

Margaux is known for Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines with finesse, perfumed aromas of cassis, floral notes, along with tobacco and earthiness. Margaux wines are considered by many to be very elegant and aromatic, with silky smooth tannins and are more approachable in their youth than some other regions (this means you don't always have to wait as long to fully enjoy them!)

There are also some dry white wines made in Margaux from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. However, they cannot be labelled as Margaux because the appellation only allows for red wines to use that label. They are instead labelled as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieure.

Margaux Wineries to Know

Château Margaux - a First Growth with an iconic building and one of the wines named as a "First Growth" in 1787 by Thomas Jefferson.

Château Rauzan-Ségla - a Second Growth, however considered by many to produce wines of First Growth quality. It's considered a "Super Second"

Château Palmer - a Third Growth, but considered by many to also be part of the "Super Second" club due to its consistently high quality.

Château d'Arcins in Margaux Pebble soils at Château d'Arcins in Margaux.

Margaux Terroir

As Margaux is the biggest commune appellation in the Médoc, you'll see variation in the terroir throughout the area. There are sites that are covered in Garonne Gravels, which can give power and structure to the wine, but there's also silt, clay, and limestone, which in some cases can make for more perfumed Cabernets.

Generally Margaux wines are known as the most elegant, delicate, and perfumed of the 4 communes in the Médoc.

Margaux Facts and Classification Information
  • 3780 acres (1530 ha) in size
  • Planted Grapes are: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Others include Malbec and Carménère
  • Margaux AOC was established in 1954
  • Gravel over silt on limestone bedrock are the major soils - diversity of soils compared to other communes in the Médoc.
  • 64 Wineries
  • Has 31 Grands Crus Classés - the highest of any of the communes!
    • 1 First Growth - Château Margaux
    • 5 Second Growths
    • 10 Third Growths
    • 3 Fourth Growths
    • 2 Fifth Growths
  • Margaux has over one third of all the Classed Growths in the Médoc

Wines of Margaux

44 Wines from 26 Wineries


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Château Palmer Alter Ego Bottle Preview
Château PalmerAlter Ego

Château Dauzac Aurore de Dauzac Bottle Preview
Château DauzacAurore de Dauzac

Château Brane-Cantenac Baron de Brave Bottle Preview
Château Brane-CantenacBaron de Brave

Barton & Guestier - Château Magnol Barton & Guestier Margaux - Terrasses des Dames Bottle Preview
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Château d'Issan Blason d'Issan Bottle Preview
Château d'IssanBlason d'Issan

Château Cantenac Brown Brio De Cantenac Brown Bottle Preview
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Château Kirwan Charmes de Kirwan Bottle Preview
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Château Dufort-Vivens Château Durfort Vivens Margaux Bottle Preview
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Château Lascombes Château Lascombes Margaux Bottle Preview
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Château Prieure-Lichine Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine Bottle Preview
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Château Lascombes Haut-Médoc De Lascombes Bottle Preview
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Château Desmirail Initial de Desmirail Bottle Preview
Château DesmirailInitial de Desmirail

Château Ferrière La Dame De Ferrière Bottle Preview
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Château Malescot St-Exupery La Dame de Malescot Bottle Preview
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Château Angludet LA RÉSERVE D'ANGLUDET Bottle Preview
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Château Desmirail Le Rosé de Desmirail Bottle Preview
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Château Du Tertre Les Hauts du Tertre Bottle Preview
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Château Malescot St-Exupery Malescot Saint-Exupéry Bottle Preview
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Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux de Brane Bottle Preview
Château Brane-CantenacMargaux de Brane

Château Rauzan-Gassies Rauzan-Gassies Bottle Preview
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Château Rauzan-Ségla Rauzan-Ségla Bottle Preview
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Barton & Guestier - Château Magnol Thomas Barton Réserve Margaux Bottle Preview
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