Château Margaux was owned by the Ginestet family during the early 1970s, a period when prices for Bordeaux dropped dramatically, and when the estate underperformed considerably – indeed, the reputation of its wines took a serious nosedive. Due to mounting debt, the family put the property up for sale and it sat on the market for almost two years before a buyer – André Mentzelopoulos – showed interest. He eventually bought the property in 1977. Mentzelopoulos invested heavily in modern and innovative winemaking techniques and enlisted the services of renowned consultant Emile Peynaud, bringing the Margaux name back up to scratch. It’s about being at the top of its inheritance, but never ceasing to question in order to improve and perfect that which can still be done, in acknowledgement of the heritage of Château Margaux.