2003 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 98
  • WA 98
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 2003 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Ultraconcentrated with layers and layers of fruit and superfine tannins. Plenty of fruit mineral and meat character. Full-bodied yet refined and classy it coats your palate with gorgeous fruit and ripe tannins. Truly... Ultraconcentrated with layers and layers of fruit and superfine tannins. Plenty of fruit mineral and meat character. Full-bodied yet refined and classy it coats your palate with gorgeous fruit and ripe tannins. Truly superb. One of the wines of the vintage. Best after 2012. 10830 cases made.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
This was the finest performance by this wine that I have seen since it was released. I did not expect the 2003 Chateau Margaux to show this well in a vintage where the southern part of the Medoc was clearly less... This was the finest performance by this wine that I have seen since it was released. I did not expect the 2003 Chateau Margaux to show this well in a vintage where the southern part of the Medoc was clearly less impressive than the north. However, it is a beautiful, dark plum/purple-tinged effort with sensational aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a youthfulness, precision and freshness that belie what one generally associates with this vintage. It can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years. Kudos to Chateau Margaux. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Full saturated red-ruby. Knockout nose combines redcurrant tropical chocolate leather woodsmoke and nutty oak with exotic chocolate mint and coffee liqueur; still manages to retain floral lift even in this beastly... Full saturated red-ruby. Knockout nose combines redcurrant tropical chocolate leather woodsmoke and nutty oak with exotic chocolate mint and coffee liqueur; still manages to retain floral lift even in this beastly vintage. Then wonderfully fat sweet and full even if it comes across as almost heavy following the ineffable 2005 and 2004 examples. But "relatively inelegant" for Margaux still suggests a degree of refinement that few chateaux can match in the greatest vintages. A hugely rich and dense wine that finishes with elevated but ripe tannins and great length with a subtle suggestion of dry spices. Pontallier says the terroir will take over in 20 years "like with the '82." Splendid.