Château Margaux Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

$659

Am I being too stingy with the 2003 Chateau Margaux? A wine of extraordinary complexity and intensity, it reveals a deep purple color, a style not unlike the 1990 Margaux (possibly even more concentrated), a velvety texture, and notes of spring flowers interwoven with camphor, melted licorice, creme de cassis, and pain grille. Not a blockbuster, it offers extraordinary intensity as well as a surreal delicacy/lightness. There is riveting freshness to this offering, which tips the scales at a lofty (for this estate) 13.5% alcohol, as well as an alluring sweetness and accessibility. It probably will tighten up over the next few years. Nevertheless, it is a profound Chateau Margaux that brings to mind a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1990. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Shawn R Delectable Pro

It was like singing lullabies until the headliner came on stage. Once it gets tuned up, it's sings. @Jeffrey Lew thanks for sharing!

It was like singing lullabies until the headliner came on stage. Once it gets tuned up, it's sings. @Jeffrey Lew thanks for sharing!

9.4

Mike R Delectable Pro

Very very nice and thank you @Jeffrey Lew - almost forgot this baby as it was a really great night

Very very nice and thank you @Jeffrey Lew - almost forgot this baby as it was a really great night

9.6

Brittany Hastings Delectable Pro

Mmmm

Mmmm

9.6

Peter Yeung Delectable Pro

Showing the elegance of Margaux

Showing the elegance of Margaux

9.5

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

My WOTN hands down. Lush, sexy, perfumed beauty.

My WOTN hands down. Lush, sexy, perfumed beauty.

9.6

Emily Stevenson

A religious experience.

A religious experience.

10

Kenji Cal

V03-2hrs not enough to decant this absolute beast. Endless power unfolding along splendid Margaux verticale.

V03-2hrs not enough to decant this absolute beast. Endless power unfolding along splendid Margaux verticale.

9.3

David Stein

One of my favorites. Classic Bordeaux nose. Balance, length and bridled finesse. Decant before consuming.

One of my favorites. Classic Bordeaux nose. Balance, length and bridled finesse. Decant before consuming.

9.4

Jeffrey Lew

Hitting hard... awesome bottle.

Hitting hard... awesome bottle.

9.6

Jeffrey Lew

Finally found the proper pairing. Loads of Tobacco and glove leather and dark fruit. Amazing wine. Best left bank next to Latour

Finally found the proper pairing. Loads of Tobacco and glove leather and dark fruit. Amazing wine. Best left bank next to Latour

9.7

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.