Chateau Margaux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2002

France - Bordeaux

Winemaker's Notes

The 1988 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1991

Our final blend for the 2002 vintage includes very little Merlot (it may even be the lowest ever proportion in history at Château Margaux). So it is essentially a wine made up of fine, pure, rich, tight-knit and tender Cabernet Sauvignon. It may lack some complexity and depth in order to be considered a great vintage. After the bottling, Château Margaux 2002 had acquired even more finesse, without losing any of that classic tight-knit tannic structure which bodes so well for excellent aging.

About the Region

There are more classified châteaux in Margaux, including the celebrated Châteaux Margaux itself, than in any other Bordeaux commune. The region's vineyards, the southernmost classified vines in the Médoc, grow on well-drained, gravelly soil and produce some of the most aromatic wines of Bordeaux, with a heavy concentration of cabernet sauvignon.