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The wines of vintage 1928 were extraordinarily powerful and concentrated from the start, often even harsh and austere, which explains why 1928 was overshadowed by 1929, whose charm was almost immediate.
Château Margaux 1928 is a very great wine, perhaps today superior to 1929 because it has generally been better preserved. The bottles are more regular, the wine has lost its hardness, but has kept an absolutely extraordinary freshness and richness.
Like 1870 and 1900, Château Margaux 1928 seems built for eternity...
History of Château Margaux
A myth standing at the end of a long avenue of plane trees. The majesty of the neo-Palladian style residence (built in 1810), which succeeded an old stronghold belonging to great families of the region, has contributed to its fame. The estate was created at the end of the 16th century, and the vineyard was created at the end of the following century by a relative of the Pontacs.
It passed through several hands over the centuries before being acquired in 1977 by André Mentzelopoulos (Felix Potin). Drainage, replanting, integrated cooperage... a vast renovation of the estate was undertaken, in the vineyard, the cellar and the château, and brought the vineyard into the modern era.
The new winery, designed by Norman Foster, was inaugurated in 2015. The 99 ha vineyard also owes its quality to its exceptional terroir, a vast and superb limestone slab covered with fine gravel.
It has been run since 1980 by Corinne Mentzelopoulos, André's daughter, who was able to count on Paul Pontallier for more than 30 years, who joined the château in 1983 and became director in 1990: a career that unfortunately came to a premature end in March 2016.
Philippe Bascaules, an agricultural engineer who worked at the château for 20 years before managing a large Californian estate, replaced him in 2017.