Creamy bouquet with some dark fruits, graphite and vanilla. On the palate creamy dark fruits, some bell pepper, good acidity and tannin with a good bite and a bit drying. Ok complexity without being really exclusive. Early maturity now. Probably showing a bit more around 2016.
Quite an improvement since my previous bottle. Medium bodied, soft, almost silky, but still with character and backbone. A bit short, however. Initially slightly tanic and the wine improved over the following 4 days. Wait 2-5 years. The 91 pts is from day 4. At 20 euro this was a bargain.
I was expecting the worst so I suppose this was almost a nice surprise. The nose is fairly discreet, the fruit is pinched, drying and tasting of raisins, but there is a certain silkiness to the body which is not unpleasant. Not in the same league as the 2004, for example, because the fruit of the 2004 tastes so much fresher, but the 2003 is at least drinkable. I would certainly hurry up though since this tastes at least five years older than it is.
Quite nice at the moment. The wine shows classical Bordeaux aromas in the nose, is quite open from the start. One can definitely tell that this wine is from a hot vintage. Especially on the palate. The wine has some size and body, but the tannins are a bit bitter and rough, even though the wine is on point right now. This will not go away I think, its a flaw of the 2003 vintage at wineries that didn't manage their canopy well enough. Over all, the wine shows nice aromas of black currant, tobacco leafs, ripe red peppers and coffee. On the palate - as said above - it's a bit rough. Good and quite long finish.
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