Margaux 2003

Cult Wines Price: £5,145.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Margaux, Margaux, 2003

Tasting Notes Margaux 2003

99

Am I being too stingy with the 2003 Chateau Margaux? A wine of extraordinary complexity and intensity, it reveals a deep purple color, a style not unlike the 1990 Margaux (possibly even more concentrated), a velvety texture, and notes of spring flowers interwoven with camphor, melted licorice, creme de cassis, and pain grille. Not a blockbuster, it offers extraordinary intensity as well as a surreal delicacy/lightness. There is riveting freshness to this offering, which tips the scales at a lofty (for this estate) 13.5% alcohol, as well as an alluring sweetness and accessibility. It probably will tighten up over the next few years. Nevertheless, it is a profound Chateau Margaux that brings to mind a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164 April 2006
97

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. Pull the cork after 2013.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, March 14th 2011
94

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.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

Margaux Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Margaux 2017 Chateau Margaux £4,100.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2016 Chateau Margaux £4,750.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux £11,900.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2015 Chateau Margaux £6,300.00 6x75cl
Margaux 2014 Chateau Margaux £3,600.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2013 Chateau Margaux £3,600.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2012 Chateau Margaux £3,650.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2011 Chateau Margaux £3,650.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2010 Chateau Margaux £6,400.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2009 Chateau Margaux £6,930.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2008 Chateau Margaux £3,800.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2007 Chateau Margaux £3,850.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2006 Chateau Margaux £3,800.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2005 Chateau Margaux £6,100.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2004 Chateau Margaux £3,795.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2003 Chateau Margaux £5,145.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2002 Chateau Margaux £3,830.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2001 Chateau Margaux £4,174.00 12x75cl
Margaux 2000 Chateau Margaux £8,200.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1999 Chateau Margaux £4,200.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux £4,150.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1998 Chateau Margaux £325.00 1x75cl
Margaux 1997 Chateau Margaux £4,097.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1996 Chateau Margaux £6,900.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1995 Chateau Margaux £4,880.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1990 Chateau Margaux £11,990.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1989 Chateau Margaux £4,388.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1986 Chateau Margaux £5,200.00 12x75cl
Margaux 1982 Chateau Margaux £9,600.00 12x75cl