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Chateau Margaux | Red | 2002 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.6

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Intro: Château Margaux, archaically La Mothe de Margaux, is a wine estate of Bordeaux wine, and was one of four wines to achieve Premier cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855. The estate's best wines are very expensive, with a standard-sized bottle of the Château Margaux grand vin retailing at an average price of $639. The estate is located in the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc region, in the département of Gironde, and the wine is delimited to the AOC of Margaux.

: Château Margaux

Region: Bordeaux | Margaux (Left Bank)

Grapes: Red Bordeaux Blend

Aging: French Oak Barrels

Tasting Notes: From the Chateau: Our final blend, therefore, includes very little Merlot (it may even be the lowest ever proportion in history at Château Margaux). So it is essentially a wine made up of fine, pure, rich, tight-knit and tender Cabernet Sauvignon. It may lack some complexity and depth in order to be considered a great vintage. Very fine September weather can certainly make up most of the lost ground, but it cannot totally replace the ripeness that is attained during a glorious August. After the bottling, Château Margaux 2002 had acquired even more finesse, without losing any of that classic tight-knit tannic structure which bodes so well for excellent ageing. We recommend, ideally, waiting for a few more years even if it already gives a lot of pleasure. (October 2018)

Rating: RP 93, WS 92, 4.6 v

ABV: 13%  Decant: 2hrs  Serving temp: 16-18 °C  Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poutry

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