Château Desmirail: Margaux 2003

Château Desmirail: Margaux 2003

Margaux, in France, is a womans name and a region of wine making that aptly produces wines that are both delicate and elegant, as it's name appropriately suggests. This is in part because Margaux wine makers blend with a higher percentage of Merlot compared to other Bordeaux region wine producers.

Right off the opening, I was surprised how deep red the cork was. The pour revealed a beautiful, rich ruby colored wine. The nose brought waves of strawberry, currant and leather. The palate was strawberry, plum, tobacco, leather, cedar and moist soil, almost minerally. The finish was mineral-chalk and cedar with a faint plum undercurrent. As the bottle opened, the palate moved to smoky cedar, leather, strawberry and plum to almost prune. All these flavors that are mingling are delicate, and hold to a well refined structure. The overall experience followed these characteristics: smooth, delicate palate, silky, oily leather undertones, and medium tannins. This Margaux definitely benefits from the wine makers doing things a little differently from most other Bordeaux region producers. Cheers!

Reviewed by:
Peter Kozlowski - EpicStyle


Price: $30.00 


 

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