This went skiing and the chalet liked this wine. Great blackcurrant, good notes of tobacco and choc. Fruit forward but there is more to this wine if you let it breathe and warm a little. Like many 03s, don't pop and pour unless you want to reaffirm the stereotype of the vintage.
Decanted two hours before drinking. Beautiful and très Bordeaux bouquet with good cassis, graphite and lovely smoky oak. Same on the palate plus other dark berry fruits, good acidity and round tannin. The wine is completely ready now and will probably stay on this level until 2018 at least. I have one more bottle, so there will be a follow up.
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