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Flashcards in Margaux Deck (15):
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Number of Chateaux (total)

Approximately 80

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Number of classified growths

21 classified growths including 1st Growth Chateau Margeaux & 3rd Growth Ch. Palmer; 2nd Growth Chateau Rausan Segla (silky, black currant);

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Key wine notes

Power with delicacy; softer tannin, less body, light, perfumed/heavy aroma/full bouquet; iron fist in a velvet glove; With scents of flowers, especially violets, the wines also offer when mature scents of truffle, cigar box, earth, cherry, plum and tobacco

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Geology

Margaux has the most diverse array of terroir and soil types in Bordeaux ranging from large deposits of gravel, limestone with pebbles, stones and rocks to clay; soil lacks a lot of depth - thin- which explains why these grapes are usually first to ripen

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Name the Deuxièmes Crus chateaux in Margaux

Château Rauzan-Ségla
Château Rauzan-Gassies
Château Durfort-Vivens
Château Lascombes
Château Brane-Cantenac

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Name the Troisièmes Crus chateaux in Margaux

Château Boyd-Cantenac
Château Cantenac-Brown
Château Desmirail
Château d'Issan
Château Kirwan
Château Ferrière
Château Giscours
Château Malescot St. Exupéry
Château Marquis d'Alesme-Beker
Château Palmer

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Name the Quatrièmes Crus chateaux in Margaux

Château Pouget
Château Prieuré-Lichine
Château Marquis-de-Terme

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Name the Cinquièmes Crus chateaux in Margaux

Château Dauzac
Château du Tertre

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Château Margaux

Premier Crus
Owner: Mentzelopoulos family since 1978
Winemaker: Paul Pontallier
Hectares: 82

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Château Rauzan-Ségla

Deuxièmes Crus
Owner: Wertheimer family of Chanel
Hectares: 51

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Château Rauzan-Gassies

Deuxièmes Crus
Owner: Quié family

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Château Durfort-Vivens

Deuxièmes Crus
Owner: Lurton family

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Château Lascombes

Deuxièmes Crus
Owner: French Insurance Group MACSF
Winemaker: Michel Rolland

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Château Brane-Cantenac

Deuxièmes Crus
Owner: Henri Lurton

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Château d'Issan

Troisièmes Crus
Owner: Owned by the Cruse family since 1945
Fun Fact: 18th century chateaux surrounded by a moat, often described as the most romantic in the Medoc