Opened and consumed over the course of about 3 hours. Nice mix of clove and spice on the nose with a touch of earth. Shows a tiny bit of extra-ripe fruit on the palate but there are a lot of secondary characteristics coming through as well including some nice spice elements. Balance is very nice and tannins are integrating nicely. I'll hold off on the other bottle for a few more years.
This is still quite primary and hasn't budged much in the past few years. It also requires a fairly long decant as upon opening, it's a bit too tannic but after an hour or so, it's quite balanced and smooth. Lots of up front fruit and not yet showing much else. There's good length and I expect more complexity in the future. I tired, but couldn't identify any of the 2003 hallmark problems of excessive heat or overripe fruit.
Stunning. Anyone who has a hard on against 2003 red burgs needs to try this. Pure, structured, layered, balanced. Needs years to fully express itself, but this is the real deal. Already showing more weight and mid-palate intensity than the last time. The rest sleep!
Stunning wine. I was looking very hard for even the slightest element of roasted or overripe fruit that I've found in many 2003s, and thanfully found none. The aromatics here are of a Grand Cru. Soaring red and some black fruit intermixed with tons of spices and a distinct airy floral character. The palate is generous today, but indicates a decent amount of reserve as well. I'd like the finish to be a little longer, but wouldn't be surprised if this didn't sweeten and even gain more weight in the cellar. This already shows great complexity and balance today.
This is a wine that makes me challenge all my assumptions regarding the 2003 vintage. The nose has wonderful spices, raspberries and earth- the palate could be a bit longer, but has terrific balance with ripe (but not overripe) red fruits and cinnamon/clove notes. not hot or overblown at all. teriffic wine.
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