In the only book dedicated to this prestigious Bordeaux wine, Faith leads the reader on a tour through the sumptuous neo-classical Chéteau Margaux estate. Beginning with a description of the dramatic history that defines the estate, and the fortuitous geology and geography that define the wine, Jean Dethier describes the magical atmosphere of the chéteau; three celebrated wine and food experts-George Lepré, Markus Del Monego, and Shinya Tasaki-offer critical insight on the best combinations of fine food with Chéteau Margaux’s wines. The final section offers a useful chronology and assessment of the vintages from 1771 to the present.
About the Author
Nicholas Faith worked as a journalist at The Economist and the Sunday Times. He has been awarded the André Simon prize for the Best Book of the Year on wine and spirits and the Wine Magazine Award in 1986. Jean Dethier is an architect who has organized numerous exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou. George Lepré is a renowned wine taster and Director of Quality at the Savour Club. Markus Del Monego has published many books on wine and water tastings. In 1998 he was voted best wine taster in the world. Shinya Tasaki was voted best wine taster in the world in 1995. He attended the Académie du Vin in Paris and now lives and works in Tokyo.
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Flammarion (January 17, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 2080304984
- ISBN-13: 978-2080304988
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds