2003 DOMAINE DE MARCOUX Vieilles Vignes 2003

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95-100 / 100


2003 DOMAINE DE MARCOUX Vieilles Vignes 2003

Condition Good

Stock : 2 bottles
250,00 € tax incl. 208,33 € tax excl.
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Burghound (Allen Meadow)
Burghound (Allen Meadow)
Very exciting wine that has long been in great demand. Amazing vibrancy despite its great weight of ripe, extremely ‘bright’ vivacious fruit. This somehow manages to have lift despite its heavy charge of ripe tannins and fruit. A conjuring trick of a wine.
99 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
The blockbuster 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (16.3% alcohol) is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that usually emanates from the three old-vine parcels they own – La Crau, Gallimardes, and Esquirons. The fruit from the latter vineyard, which usually goes into the Vieilles Vignes as it did in 2004, did not make it in 2003. This wine is built from the back forward, meaning there is huge tannin and structure, so at first the wine seems somewhat backward, but with air, the extraordinary perfume of lilacs, sweet licorice, blackberry liqueur, and kirsch soar from the glass. There are even hints of roasted meats, smoked herbs, and underbrush as well as truffles. The wine has superb concentration, remarkable intensity, full-bodied flavors, sweetness, opulence, and a multi-layered palate and finish that literally have to be tasted to be believed. This wine spent 100% of its time in tank and is a modern-day monument to Chateauneuf du Pape, and the glories of the old vines of this appellation. I would give this wine another 1-2 years of bottle age and drink it over the following two decades. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it merit a perfect score in a few years – it’s that special.
Vintage 2003
Rating 95-100
Region Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf du Pape
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 300 €
Château Marcoux (Domaine de)
Country France

250,00 € tax incl.

208,33 € VAT Excl


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