Chateau Margaux, 1'eme Grand Cru Classé, Margaux, Bordeaux, 2002
Grapes: A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Matured in French oak.
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!
"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
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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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
- Drinking well now
- Influence of Oak: