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
Ripe berry nose with overtones of damp earth and potpourri. Similar flavors with some added leather. Body is medium to full and very dry. Finish is lingering and dry…in a good way. Overall this is drinking very well and should continue for a few years to come. I like it!
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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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