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The late Pontallier, taking a photocall at Chateau Margaux's vineyards during grape harvest in 2007. The estate announced his death but did not provide a cause or say where he had died. However, it was known that he had recently been battling cancer.
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Master of Margaux

Paul Pontallier helped Margaux wines retain their imprimatur of excellence - striving for "elegance and balance".
Apr 1, 2016 5:50 AM

PAUL Pontallier, who helped restore the celebrated Bordeaux producer Chateau Margaux to pre-eminence and served as its passionate embodiment around the world, died on Sunday. He was 59.

The estate announced his death but did not provide a cause or say where he had died. However, it was

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