2002 Château Margaux

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($120-$160) Bright, deep red. Classic aromas of boysenberry, black cherry, minerals and lead pencil. Then juicy and penetrating, with cabernet-dominated berry and mineral flavors (there's a very low 8% merlot in the blend). Finishes with very firm, youthfully tough tannins that will require a good decade of patience. Quite tight today and difficult to assess. |We had a gorgeous September, but it came too late for the merlot,| said Pontallier.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn'tit?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Sweet and easy and round and digestible. Racy, with a very neat finish.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    This is beautiful on the nose with currants, berries and flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and pretty fruit. Needs a bit more fruit on the midpalate to be a classic Margaux, but clearly outstanding. 12,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: pjphilly
  • Self | Rating: 93

    From magnum. Decanted 2 hours, could have used 6-8 hours. Improved as the night went on. Aromatics were signature Margaux - cassis, voilets, and dark fruits. In the mouth medium-full bodied, fine-grained but significant tannins still present. Ideally this bottle would have waited until 2015, but circumstance dictated otherwise. Beautiful wine still on the ascent.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2030
    Author: Miguel L
  • Self | Rating: 17

    Mid crimson. Pretty scent. Relative lightweight but well balanced and quite tense and delicate. Racy, and elegant but a teensy bit thin.
    Author: Loude
Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with winemaking team director Paul Pontallier, cellar master Jean Grangerou and consulting oenologist Emile Peynaud. The vineyards are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), with the balance composed of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. In addition to the chateau's grand vin, the estate produces a second label called Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Blanc de Chateau Margaux, a white made from Sauvignon Blanc. Chateau Margaux's finest vintages include 1900, 1928, 1953, 1961, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2005.

Margaux is often considered the most "feminine" of the First Growths. It is sensuous with fine tannins that give it a sense of clarity. The wine has dark berry aromas such as boysenberry or blackberries. The bouquet is characterized by ripe black currants, spicy vanilla and violets. A strong minerality is often found in the lengthy finish.

Chateau Margaux, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Chateau Margaux A Deux

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1684 bottles owned
  • 274 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 274 collectors)