Margaux pronounced (mahr go) is the largest commune on the left bank in the Bordeaux region. Chateau Margaux is an esteemed First Growth. They have soil that is gravel with good drainage. The area produces refined and balanced wines with excellent aging potential. Margaux is often described as the most feminine wine from Bordeaux. The left bank is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon.
Appellation Controlee is a set of laws stipulating when & where, when & how wines must be made to earn the title of AOC Margaux.
Food pairings: Roast Beef and aged cheese.
1998 Chateau Dauzac Margaux
Black dark fruits, licorice, tar, toasty oak, medium bodied. Refined tannins, great value at the time $42.99 (tasted in 2002) potential for some good aging. My Rating ***