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2003 Margaux

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2003
Appellation: Margaux
98 (RP)
One of the most famous names in the world of wine, the quality of Chateau Margaux has been well documented since the 18th century, with British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole and US Ambassador Thomas Jefferson among its followers. Despite an amazing effort in 1953, the wines of Chateau Margaux struggled for several decades during the 20th century to achieve the same level of quality it had previously become famous for. It wasn't until the purchase of the estate in 1977 by the Mentzelopoulos family, and the 1983 appointment of Paul Pontallier as manager, that the fortunes of this great estate turned around. Andre Mentzelopoulos invested huge amounts of money into the estate and the results were almost immediate with a stellar wine produced in 1978. When Andre passed away suddenly shortly after, it was left to his 25-year old daughter Corinne to take over - and alongside Pontallier she created a modern legacy for the estate with three and a half decades of brilliant vintages. After Paul Pontallier’s tragic death in early 2016, Philippe Bascaules took over as General Manager and the estate continues to thrive. As Neal Martin summarises: “The fundamental virtue of a great Château Margaux is poise; the way it tiptoes on the palate like a ballerina, full of strength and grace.”

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BUYING OPTIONS

2003 Margaux

98 (RP)
From £4,875 Loose bottle(s) and 6/12 pack case(s) available

2003 Margaux

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Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (RP)
BTL
2
1
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6
£2,530
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£6,761.74
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8-12wk
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£3,052.07
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2003 Margaux

98 (RP)
From £4,875 Loose bottle(s) and 6/12 pack case(s) available

2003 Margaux

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (RP)
BTL
2
1
0
6
£2,530
6
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
In stock
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£4,760.00
Maximum 3 case(s)
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£5,608.00
2 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
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£2,380.00
Maximum 6 case(s)
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£2,530.00
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£406.25
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In-Bond
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In Stock
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£410.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

98

Wine Advocate

This was the finest performance by this wine that I have seen since it was released. I did not expect the 2003 Chateau Margaux to show this well in a vintage where the southern part of the Medoc was clearly less impressive than the north. However, it is a beautiful, dark plum/purple-tinged effort with sensational aromatics, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a youthfulness, precision and freshness that belie what one generally associates with this vintage. It can be drunk now and over the next 15-20 years. Kudos to Chateau Margaux.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #214, Aug 2014)

94

Neal Martin

Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The 2003 Chateau Margaux has a lovely nose with superb delineation – blackberry, cedar, minerals and wilted violets. To be brutally honest, it is clearly streets ahead of Palmer that was tasted in tandem. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and (hoorah!) a decent thread of acidity. It is not a complex Margaux, but it has personality, fine balance, elegance and admirable tension and race towards the finish. This First Growth shows its class. Excellent. Tasted March 2013.

– eRobertParker.com, May 2013

97

James Suckling

A wine with spices, meat, and very ripe fruit on the nose, with hints of dried flowers. Full bodied, and deeply layered, with loads of fruit and spices. Long and decadent, very complex.

970

Wine Lister

Quality 959 | Brand 998 | Economics 949 | buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 2003 vintage, at 959 compared to a peer group average of 591 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 44 of the world's top wine lists, including Lung King Heen Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 4,675 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 112,956 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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