Château Margaux is a 1er Cru classified in 1855 in the Margaux appellation. The vines are planted on a gravel hill, characteristic of the appellation. The wine features a precise blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
At tasting, the Château Margaux 2003 develops on the nose a fresh and pure bouquet. One can detect red fruit aromas combined with floral and subtly spicy notes. New wood is exceptionally well integrated. On the palate, the wine has a refined nature and great concentration. The final blend, due to the quality of the pressed juice, reveals high density. The latter allows Château Margaux 2003 to display itself as a strong, powerful and deep red wine with an exceptional long on the palate. The tannic structure is very elegant and silky.
The organoleptic qualities described here are only valid for the year in which this wine was tasted. Naturally, the wine is subject to evolution in the bottle throughout its life, and certain characteristics described in this commentary will no longer apply.