Red

2002 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > Margaux
Drink between 2010 - 2026
CT92.1 44 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (93 points)

    May 7, 2014 - From a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, this medium bodied wine is perhaps slightly more interesting on the nose than the palate. The pleasurable floral, cherry, tobacco, leaf and earthy nose lead you to a wine with some rusticity in the tannins in the crisp finish. More time could soften the wine, but I am not willing to bet the farm on it. If you were lucky like me and bought the wine as a future in 2003 for about $80 US dollars, you did great. But in today's world, there are better wines to buy.

  • cos82 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 7, 2013 - Nice purple color. Beautiful floral nose with spice, cherry and cedar. Nice palate of cherry, cassis, earth and thyme. I think ready to drink and better than expected for this vintage. Many years to go.

  • HowardNZ Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 5, 2013 - Drunk at a lunch at Stonyridge Vineyard restaurant, Waiheke Island with a duck course. Deep red colour. Signature perfumed Margaux aromatics, an hour or so after opening. With florals (violets?), aromas of cassis, musk, Asian spice, black currant, warm earth, coffee, black tobacco and graphite. Nose just beginning to move secondary, quite charming. Quite pure on palate, very fine with silky, well integrated tannins. Acids present, but in balance. Medium bodied with, for me, sufficient mid palate weight, structure and power. In a lighter style than many Margaux (eg 1986), but not in any way too lean or acidic for my palate. Secondary flavours beginning to emerge, spicy and savoury, adding complexity and interest. Good length. Reaching its peak now but can be cellared medium term. I would decant another bottle. 94.

    Stonyridge winemaker Martin Pickering admired the wine's perfumed bouquet and commented that this was classic Bordeaux, at just the stage of development he liked to drink it.

  • Aenie wrote: (93 points)

    October 26, 2013 - still young not ready , cassis , wide and deep forest , wood , strong , fruit is not ready , not show anymore , keep it for 5 years

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • josh Likes this wine: (97 points)

    August 24, 2013 - Love it. Earthy and woody.

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    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.

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

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  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 57 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2741 (84%)
  • Consumed 472 (14%)

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