2002 1er Cru Classé
|Grapes||Cab Franc, Merlot, Cab Sauv|
|Classification||1er Cru Classé|
The Grand Vin is 86% Cabernet (the highest percentage ever) 7% Merlot (the lowest percentage ever) and 2% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Very fine Cabernet nose, very suave, red and black fruit, builds well on the palate and finishes with great length and purity - very much focussed on elegance and linear beauty rather than complexity or size. 'The pure classicism of Margaux Cabernet - same family as the '96, but not the same depth - the little brother of 1996' says Paul Pontallier 'better than the 2001 - a more classic style' (with its) impeccable touch of finesse of Margaux' L&S (Mar 2005)
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Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. Rating: 93 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Oct 2011)
Sweet and easy and round and digestible. Racy, with a very neat finish. 2010-2017 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2011)
Very refined on the nose...definitely First Growth quality with a beautiful floral scent. Margaux? Black cherries, a touch of cassis, violets and wild hedgerow. Superb clarity. Ripe succulent entry, very pure and very harmonious with filigree tannins and a natural, graceful finish that belies its power. Rating: 95-95 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Jan 2010)
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