Very nice, tannic, and full bodied. This wine was inky dark, and had a complex and brooding nose of graphite and blackberry compote. Mouthfeel was nice. Full bodied, and austere tannin structure. Lots of fruit, and hints of earth and loam. Finish was moderate. A nice wine.
Drank at Bouchon in Napa along side a 03 Cheval blanc. Liked this one a little better, open, alive, with crushed granite interlaced with ripe berry fruit, layers of wood, spice, and earth, and a long finish. Very impressive. May be my favorite of the first growths.