Another really good bottle of this, consistent with my last note. So vibrant and savoury with vivid tobacco and green herbal/forestal elements framing very pure red and dark fruited flavours. There's surprisingly bright acidity for the vintage and great balance, and this disappears rather quickly. Fantastic.
This is fantastic. There's nothing remotely heavy, roasted or overripe here. The fruit's maybe a bit darker complexioned and richer than what I normally find in Breton's Cab Francs, but it's still incredibly pure and vibrant with a bright acid spine keeping it very well balanced and fresh, and it's lovely both on its own and with food.
Medium center, lighter, tawny rim. Very fragrant with cassis fruit and mint. Lovely medium weight, ripe fruit with some sweetness, a strong ground coffee note, then ripe but fine grained tannins. Notably good acidity for a 2003. This is drinking wonderfully now and is free of overripeness or heat.
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