Weekly tasting group; New years tasting with some young and mature wines (My place): Beautiful and classical bouquet with cassis and other dark forest fruits and a pleasant dose of beautiful oak. On the palate cassis and ripe dark forest fruits, some herbs and spices and vanilla, even some graphite, but also good acidity and tannin. Showing some maturity, but in fact by far not tired yet. Beautiful and juicy wine. If properly stored around 2020 this will still be a great pleasure. I have one more bottle and I will try to wait until 2018 at least.
Deep dark red, with hints of amber. Blackcurrant nose. Some sediment. Dark black fruits, earthy, cedar, nice rough tannins. Very good for a french wine, like an overpriced Quantum with some more age. Had it with 2 h decant, and before during and after a good steak. I think it can stand a few more years.
som de fleste '03 en rigtig god vin. Årgangen er langt bedre end sit ry… Animalsk i duften, underskov, blyant Mørk, saftig, frugtig, mellemlang eftersmag Rigtig god balance, drikker godt nu og minimum 5 år mere
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(Chat LaTour Carnet) #4; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-classic Haut Medoc (yard clippings & wood bark through wood chipper); load of cherries; Oak & Maple wood; refreshing White pepper; little hints of clove; TASTE-Oak Monster is here; slightly overoaked; cherry; heavy loads of Vanilla creme; loaded w/ strawberries; classic red wine, but a little California-like (per the very hot 2003); too New World-ified for me; an awkward aftertaste; too fruity AND not delicious; RP-90; GV-86
(Chateau La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc) Rather a glossy hue, deep red colour, nicely concentrated right out to the rim. A meaty and complex nose. This is fairly typical of the 2003 vintage on the palate, a huge wealth of tannin, but there is also a lot of fruit texture. Rather soft acidity, as also might be expected. But it has some vigour nevertheless, and lovely flavour too. A firm finish. Very good potential here; I like this.
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