Chateau Margaux 2000

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Chateau Margaux 2000 (75cl, 13%)


Bottled in late November 2002 the 2000 has turned out to be a colossal example of Chateau Margaux that is tasting even better from bottle than it was from cask. Only 40% of the crop made it into this 2000 Margaux a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Stylistically it is somewhat of a hybrid between the succulent opulent fleshy 1990 and the more delineated structured cooler climate-tasting 1996. The 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color to the rim as well as an extraordinarily promising nose of creme de cassis intermixed with white flowers licorice and hints of espresso and toasty oak. There is great intensity compelling purity a multi-layered full-bodied palate and a finish that goes on for nearly 70+ seconds. Bottled naturally with no filtration it is a monumental example of the elegance and power that symbolize this extraordinary vineyard. A tour de force in winemaking many of my colleagues predicted far earlier than me that it would be the "wine of the vintage." It is certainly one of the wines of the vintage but there is plenty of competition even at this lofty level of quality. Absolutely awesome! RP

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