Red

2002 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • BRtaster wrote: flawed

    July 9, 2017 - Blind tasting. 4 hours decant (a must) and we found a beautiful southern medoc 1st growth with elegant presentation and finish. Cedar, wildflowers, pan grille 93

  • Taiwan wrote: (88 points)

    May 25, 2017 - Enjoyable, but far from a standout Margaux.

  • gsquireh Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 18, 2017 - Decanted for four hours and savored this ruby tinted purple value pleasure over two hours at Fowler and Wells downtown. Concentrated, pure, balanced like a young gymnast, the elegance is striking. Given the 2003 future purchase price of $90.00, all the characteristics of this Margaux should be noted. Always values in wine in every era. The blackberry, currant and cassis are perfect, the truffle, chocolate flower and forest floor are integrated, and the spice and tobacco are subtle. Full bodied, long legged like a Paris runway model, this is pleasure precise.

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  • steinersing wrote: (93 points)

    December 5, 2016 - Quite a good structure - good outcome for the vintage

  • Cooky474 wrote: (94 points)

    June 11, 2016 - Nigel's 40th Birthday celebrations (Cornwall): Opened for an hour and decanted for several before serving.

    Clear appearance, medium intensity, light ruby in colour. Clean, pronounced nose showing some maturity. Some acidity, superb, fine tannins, medium body. Flavour was not as pronounced as the nose initially led you to believe it would be. Medium-plus length.

    Nose of black fruits and violets. Silky smooth in the mouth. Lovely drinking now but last couple of drops still drinkable the following day.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Château Margaux) Lovely berry, cassis and cinnamon nose; tasty, tight, but good tart cassis, cherry and mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Château Margaux) Dark red violet color; lavender, cassis and plum nose; tasty, black fruit and lavender palate; medium finish 92+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (link) (17.5-18+) points

    (Chateau Margaux Margaux) A deep and glossy hue on inspection. Unsurprisingly there is much in common with the 2000 Pavillon on the nose here; this young wine also shows lots of toffee-toast-oak character, with a burnt sugar, marshmallowy feel, over some pure black fruits beneath. Nicely restrained texture on entry though, the palate showing very good definition and a fine structure with a gentle coating of fruit. It opens up through the midpalate, showing more warmth and texture, but never losing that fine, grippy structure. Good freshness. This should be fine, but needs much time a decade as a bare minimum.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Code 041333214016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 57 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,028 (78%)
  • Consumed 785 (20%)

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