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2003 Chateau Margaux

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Style: Collector Treasure
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Margaux
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It’s amazing when you realise that the birth of what we know of as Chateau Margaux dates back almost 1,000 years! Due to the amazing quality of the wine, the estate took the name of the appellation. Even today, the only Bordeaux wine estate to bear the name of the appellation from where it resides remains Chateau Margaux. The Ginestet family was forced to sell Chateau Margaux in 1977 to Andre Mentzelopoulos, due to mounting debts brought about in part by the plunging prices for Bordeaux wine in the 1970’s. Andre Mentzelopoulos died in December 1980 and his daughter, Corinne Mentzelopoulos took over running Chateau Margaux.

Chateau Margaux’s 2003 is one of the most amazing examples of what incredible wine can be. An outstanding vintage, characterized by dryness and warmth. This wine delivers unmatched flavour richness and velvety smooth tannins that marry impeccably with the long oak ageing. A transformative wine. This iconic wine from an iconic vintage can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. 

Red meat, hard cheese, savoury pastries are what goes best with this powerful red.

This is one of the most opulent and rich wines of the last two decades.

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