2003 LT performs very very good at the moment. Layer upon layer, deep into the terroir. Firm structure, stunning, very delicious, multi-dimensions.
Aftertaste is splendid, long and sensational finished.
I drank every red wine from DRC 2003 and all of them are stunning, super delicious, great wine indeed.
I almost lose my faith in La Tache, my best wine in the world, 2003 brings it back in time. I still have 1 bottle left to save my soul again in the near future.
To whom it may concern.
2003 Burgundy wines at this moment, 90% of them are showing the amazing structure, acidity is very nice, totally different from the past even when it released. The fruit is just the same but the acidity has come, the balance is very nice, beautiful fruity.
Don't give up on others 2003 Burg and please bring it to drink from now on.
Following the 1999 is a tough act, but the 2003 was next in the order of tasting.
Medium ruby color; aromatics pungent at first, but swirling rounded this out and developed more freshness; spices initially but followed closely by the fruit – mostly cherry and cranberry, with some slight oak lurking there, too; firm entry, and running back into the palate; acidity seemed to be lower – at least it wasn’t as pronounced as with the two previous wines; this didn’t come across as a particularly powerful wine, but it did have some impressive credentials; lovely fruit that extended out to the finish; overall balanced with the harmony of the parts moving easily together; lengthy finish, with the fruit lingering – again for a very long time; compact and finessed the palate with a “come hither” notion – I have more to show you. More of this in the cellar, and am marking the next bottle to open in three or five years.
A black cherry pit fruited nose of pungent minerality eventually give rise to an array of Asian spice, with a particular focus of soy sauce and other exotic aromas. The palate bursts with spicy Vosne qualities mixed with a marvelous umami-like savor that extends from start to finish, unleashing layers of seamless black cherry pit fruit. There is also nice lift to this wine as the acid is in wonderful balance (especially for the vintage). Dark and broad but without undue weight. These flavors introduce a midpalate that is just beyond words; fire and smoke with hints of dark earth and a soily component come to mind but these do not do the wine justice. Picture perfect Vosne and a Vosne through and through.
simply amazing -- elegant, full-bodied without the over-the-top sensation you get from California wines (i know, not a fair comparison but hey, this is my tasting note). Superb balance, wonderful long finish. For a young wine, had a long of earth and as someone else suggested "forest floor." Scared to give it 100, because I would only want to drink this from now on. Compared to a 02 DRC Romanee St. Vivant, less acidic, better balance, more subtle.
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(DRC La Tache) The 2003 DRC La Tache sung ‘baby baby’ with its nose. Aromas of black raspberry and minerals dominated, and its nose gave me a bit of a 1998 impression. The palate was smooth and soft, and while thick, it just didn’t seem to have the acidity one wants for long-term aging, a knock on the vintage overall
(Romanée-Conti La Tâche) The nose starts in a similar vein to that of the GE; exciting, deep, musky, before broading to an even wider panorama of powdery red fruit aromas. Mouthfilling and concentrated. There is an easily preceptible extra density to this wine. The marvellous finish is easily a match for the GE, and overall, this is the first wine that manages to better it. Superb.
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