Red

2003 Château Mercier

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Côtes de Bourg
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • pnwsun wrote:

    October 30, 2008 - drank over three nights. opened ~30 minutes prior to tasting first night and was rewarded with hint of fruit and smooth wine with meal. Second night was right out of the bottle and was very nice indeed. Still hint of fruit up front with smooth finish.

  • pnwsun wrote:

    October 13, 2008 - drank over two nights; was much better than previous bottle. poured about 30 minutes before drinking the first night. was better the second night with slight hint of fruit and tanins still but great with tomato sauce pasta.

  • pnwsun wrote:

    September 28, 2008 - opened about 30 minutes prior to drinking with beef burgundy dish. still seemed a little too strong at the finish. maybe try again next year.

  • Metis wrote: 88 points

    December 6, 2007 - Great deal. Decant please or will be getting fiber with your wine.

  • thebonnydooner wrote: 87 points

    January 25, 2007 - Just popped and poured - should have decanted this was throwing lots of sediment.
    For a $12 wine this was full of interest. Good dark colour, slightly smokey, meaty currant and dark plum nose, hints of lead. Pretty complex for a "cheap" bordeaux. Tasty with nicely balanced acidity and soft dry tannins, good blackcurrant and plum fruit flavours. Excellent value.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Mercier
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Côtes de Bourg
  • Appellation Côtes de Bourg

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (18%)
  • In Cellars 39 (30%)
  • Consumed 67 (52%)

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