Magnum. Light ruby. Gorgeous raspberry fruit, spice and increasing garrigue over time. Yes, it has naturally sweet fruit, but in a style that is distinctly crisp and well honed for a 2003 due to outstanding acidity. Like the Hominis Fide tasted recently, this far exceeded my expectations and showed none of the roasted character of the vintage. This worked great with grilled beef and was simply delicious.
Magnum. Deep, primary color. Chocolate and herbal tones on the nose. Full and ripe but restrained and good fidelity to the varietal. This had enough acidity and earth in addition to the fruit that I could have been convinced I was tasting a very fine St. Emilion. Still loads of potential. Pretty eye opening as I don't think I've ever had a domestic Cabernet Franc this old and surely not at this level. High quality.