Château Margaux Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

9.559 ratings on Delectable
$635

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

Brittany Hastings Delectable Pro

Mmmm

Mmmm

9.6

Peter Yeung Delectable Pro

Showing the elegance of Margaux

Showing the elegance of Margaux

9.5

Bruce Leboff

A bottle to be opened with good friends. Excellent nose and color. Hint of tobacco and leather and a bit earthy on the nose. Well integrated tannins. Dark fruit - cherry on the palate. Very long elegant finish.

A bottle to be opened with good friends. Excellent nose and color. Hint of tobacco and leather and a bit earthy on the nose. Well integrated tannins. Dark fruit - cherry on the palate. Very long elegant finish.

9.5

Tom Horne

Easy 10. Deep dark fruit and spicy. Obvious classic.

Easy 10. Deep dark fruit and spicy. Obvious classic.

10