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Château Margaux 2003

Château Margaux 2003
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£3,530 Incl. VAT & DPA case of 6 Bottles (75cl) | £588.33 / Unit
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    Château Margaux 2003 : a Margaux with great concentration

    Château Margaux is a 1er Cru classified in 1855 in the Margaux appellation. The vines are planted on a gravel hill, characteristic of the appellation. The wine features a precise blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

    At tasting, the Château Margaux 2003 develops on the nose a fresh and pure bouquet. One can detect red fruit aromas combined with floral and subtly spicy notes. New wood is exceptionally well integrated. On the palate, the wine has a refined nature and great concentration. The final blend, due to the quality of the pressed juice, reveals high density. The latter allows Château Margaux 2003 to display itself as a strong, powerful and deep red wine with an exceptional length on the palate. The tannic structure is very elegant and silky.

    The organoleptic qualities described here are only valid for the year in which this wine was tasted. Naturally, the wine is subject to evolution in the bottle throughout its life, and certain characteristics described in this commentary will no longer apply.

    Parker : 93 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2003 Margaux is fully mature on the nose. There is ample fruit here, well defined for the vintage with blackberry and cedar, this bottle demonstrating a subtle fungal character that I have not discerned in previous bottles. There are faint scents of rust iron piping that develop with further aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry tannin, offering more fruit than the 2003 Valandraud it was paired with: feisty black pepper and allspice finish with a decent aftertaste. There might be better bottles than this, even so, there is probably not another Margaux that touches this First Growth. I see no harm in broaching bottles now and over the next ten years. Tasted December 2016.
    BordeauxMargaux
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    17

    J. Suckling
    97

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Wine Spectator
    95

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Margaux

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Margaux

    Classification
    1er cru classe

    Parker
    93

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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