Hans Herzog Marlborough Spirit of Marlborough , Bordeaux Blend

Spirit of Marlborough 2003 - Library Wine

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Vintage 2003+

Handpicked at only 500g yield per vine and grown on warm, sandy, gravely soils the grapes benefit from a very long ripening period and hot summer –ideal conditions to ensure great complexity of flavour.

Hans' Winemaking Comments +

A long fermentation ensured optimum extraction and voluptuous texture before the wine went into French barriques for the malolactic fermentation. Unfined and unfiltered. Natural sediments may show.

Original Tasting Notes +

The 2003’s sweetness and velvety tannins are present in abundance. This flagship wine is massive in the mouth, incredibly pure and amazingly balanced. Blueberry, blackberry and black currants sing in harmony!

Technical Data+


70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon - 3309 Cabernet Franc - 3309/101.14 Merlot - 101.14 / 5BB / Riparia Gloire

Vines Planted



Shallow (<45cm) stony, gravel and sandy soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium.

Planting Density

5,500 vines/ha





Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

10+ years

Food Matching Suggestions+

Beef, game, slow cooked lamb and ripe Brie de Meaux.