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.
Creamy cassis and some bell pepper as well in the bouquet. Also beautiful oaky flavors. On the palate dark and red forest fruits, chocolate and vanilla. Firm acidity, tannin and bitterness. Medium to full bodied and a fairly short finish. Very good wine but needs a few more years of ageing. Around 2015 or 2016?
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