2003 Château Prieuré La Marzelle
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- 4 ha of adjoining land
- Grape varieties
- 92% Merlot - 8% Cabernet sauvignon
- 5 600 plants/ha
- Âge moyen
- 39 years
- 9.600 bottles
- Upper terrace of Saint-Emilion formbed by the former Isle riverbed
- Bordelaise method (2 canes per vine)
This is the first vintage for these 4 recently purchased hectares.
Poor fruit set followed by the heatwave did not work in our favour. 4 oak vats have been installed in an adjoining cellar. The wine was aged in oak barrels.
Deep, bright and clear ruby red. Roasted notes, pepper and vanilla on the nose. The attack is nice and round. Soft, smooth and well-balanced.
The finish is long and spicy with velvety tannins.