Margaux 2002

Margaux, First Growth

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Tasting Notes

Tasted blind at Farr’s 2002 Bordeaux tasting. Very refined on the nose...definitely First Growth quality with a beautiful floral scent. Margaux? Black cherries, a touch of cassis, violets and wild hedgerow. Superb clarity. Ripe succulent entry, very pure and very harmonious with filigree tannins and a natural, graceful finish that belies its power. Tasted October 2009.

Score: 95

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 01 January 2010

Sweet and easy and round and digestible. Racy, with a very neat finish.

Score: 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2010-2017 04 November 2009

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. (92+ points)

Score: 92

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 01 May 2005

Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), 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.

Score: 93

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2010-2030 30 April 2005

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. Best after 2007. 12,500 cases made.

Score: 92

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2007+ 31 March 2005