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Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux 2002

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Description

Chateau Margaux, 1'eme Grand Cru Classé, Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2002

Grapes: A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, 265ha estate with a third planted to vines, gravel over chalky clay soil, 18-26 months' ageing in new French oak barrels

Producer Tasting Note:

The old vine Merlot this year was hit badly by both coulure (poor spring fruit set/pollination = no grapes form from flowers) and millerandage (irregular fruit on a bunch with grapes forming in different sizes, some normal, some tiny and seedless) with, consequently, very little being harvested. On the other hand, the Indian summer in 2002 produced Cabernet & Petit Verdot of remarkable quality!

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration"

93/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr., WINE ADVOCATE, April 2005 

"Tasted blind at Farr’s 2002 Bordeaux tasting. Very refined on the nose...definitely First Growth quality with a beautiful floral scent. Margaux? Black cherries, a touch of cassis, violets and wild hedgerow. Superb clarity. Ripe succulent entry, very pure and very harmonious with filigree tannins and a natural, graceful finish that belies its power."

95/100 points, Neal Martin, January 2010

This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.

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Additional Details

SKU:
BR000155
Closure:
Cork
ABV:
13%
Size:
75Cl
Appellation:
Margaux
Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot)
Drink:
Drinking well now
Influence of Oak:
High
Vintage:
2002
Country:
France

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