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Margaux - Bernard Ginestet

Aurum Press, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

First British Edition. [First Published: Librairie Fernand Nathan, Paris, 1984] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “In this series each principal area or appellation of France is covered by a separate volume. This book begins by outlining the history and geography of the vineyards of Margaux, and moves on to give a lively and detailed description of every growth within this famous region. Writing with enormous knowledge and love of his subject, Bernard Ginestet here presents both the wine expert and amateur with a full and unique appraisal of Margaux. The wines of Margaux are arguably the most famous in the world. Renowned for their elegance, complexity and balance, they are perhaps the finest, though most discreet, of Bordeaux wines. While other areas produce wines with pronounced characteristics which are readily identifiable — like a man with a beard or a big nose — Margaux is the epitome of refinement and subtlety. The bouquet is a wonderfully harmonious balance of flowers and fruit. In cold or damp years its delicacy can be rather too marked, but even when not at its best Margaux remains a true aristocrat. In the good years it reigns supreme.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Series: Wines of France
Number of Pages: 185
ISBN: 0948149116
Introduction: Hugh Johnson

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