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Everything you need to know about the wine of the Marathon du Medoc

by Tim Heming
Sunday 18th September 2016
 
 
Have you always wanted to ‘run’ the Marathon du Medoc, but are worried about your ‘pacing’ strategy?
 
Then raise a glass to Mark Johnston, an exiled Scotsman in Bedfordshire, who decided to undertake the famous wine marathon in 2016 to celebrate his 50th birthday – and, like all experienced marathoners/hardened drinkers, made sure he did his research.
 
Johnston’s indispensable guide to the vineyard pit-stops explains what you’ll be drinking, when you’ll be drinking it, and even the cost of a bottle. 
 
The race is a sell-out every year, but if you’ve been lucky enough to secure a spot, pour yourself a glass and sit back and savour what’s in store…
       
Château Approx. Distance (miles) Distance to next wine stop (miles) Price per bottle on UK wine site
CAVE LA ROSE PAUILLAC 0.6 0.9 4 stops in first 3 miles - don't peak too early
Breakfast 1.4   Breakfast food stop
Château LYNCH BAGES 1.6 1.1 £80 - £300
Château HAUT -BAGES LIBERAL 2.6 0.5 £35 - £60
Château PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 3.1 2.8 £75 - £1,650
Château BEYCHEVELLE 5.9 1.9 £65 - £150
Château GRUAUD LAROSE 7.8 1.2 £27 - £500
Château LAGRANGE 9.0 0.6 £20 - £120
Château BELGRAVE 9.6 1.1 £25 - £40
Château LAROSE TRINTAUDON 10.7 5.7 £10 - £45 - last stop for nearly 6 miles!
Cut off point 14.3   You must be past here in 3Hr 32 min or you will not be allowed to continue.
Château LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 16.4 0.7 Worth the wait - £200 - £11,750.
World record price paid for standard bottle - £120k for a 1787 vintage
Château COS LABORY 17.2 0.5 £30 - £50
Château LE CROCK 17.7 0.5 £25 - £35
Château HAUT MARBUZET 18.2 0.6 £35 - £70. Danger zone - 6 stops in next 2 miles
Château POMYS 18.8 0.2 £20
Château LA HAYE 19.0 0.6 £25
MARQUIS DE SAINT ESTEPHE 19.5 0.5 £10 - £70
Château LAFFITTE CARCASSET 20.0 0.2 £10 - £30
Château TRONQUOY LALANDE 20.3 1.2 £20 - £90
Château PHÉLAN SÉGUR 21.5 0.6 £30 - £65
Château MEYNEY 22.1 0.7 £25 - £170
Château MONTROSE 22.8 3.3 £40 - £9,700
Oysters 23.3    
Steak 24.5    
Corn on the Cob 24.8    
Cheese 25.2    
Ice Cream 25.7    
Finish 26.2   No wine stop in last 3.3 miles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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