Red

2002 Château Mercier

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Côtes de Bourg
Drink between 2007 - 2011 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • asheio wrote: 88 points

    July 16, 2012 - Nicely developed now. My favorite budget-Bordeaux.

  • Karlaar wrote: 87 points

    June 10, 2012 - See my former note. I think it still can be cellared for say - 5+ years. A very good wine to a very low price

  • Karlaar wrote: 86 points

    January 2, 2011 - Medium to deep red. Nice smell, although somewhat closed. Clear hint of blackcurrant. Smooth start, well structured middle stage and a nice - medium long after taste. A correct and good Bourdeax - a smart buy

  • asheio wrote:

    October 13, 2008 - Surpricingly nice fruit, hints of tobacco and leather. Nice adicity, some tannins. I actually liked this better than the 2000-vintage.

  • andrewstevenson.com wrote: 86 points

    September 12, 2004 - A bright young ruby colour. Very pleasant youthful nose with lots of soft plummy black fruit, a touch of crème de cassis richness and fresh mint. A light, fresh attack leads to a very young, crisp tasting wine. Unfortunately it doesn't quite have the same fruit in the mouth as it did on the nose, but it is soft, clean and well made. There is a certain raw green-ness to the fruit. A good tannic structure comes to the fore towards the finish, growing and adding a bitter touch on the finish. This seems almost like a barrel sample, and it would be interesting to try again in 6-12 months time to see if it has knitted together more. As it is, it's promising with some good structure and a youthful elegance. Decanting a few hours in advance and giving it a good exposure to air will undoubtedly do this wine nothing but good, making the tannins recede a little and the fruit show through more. Very Good.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 30 (57%)
  • Consumed 23 (43%)

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