Decided to open fairly young because it had a puffy capsule and some light signs of seepage. Looked to have been overfilled and only one narrow strip of the cork was compromised.
Wild aromatics -- game, earth, spice, some heat. Powerful fruit, slightly 03-ish in nature, but not as much so as most. Great balance overall. Touch of heat on the finish, but not over the top. Surprisingly good acidity. Now to 15-20 years.
This had a nose you could smell across the room. Elegant and complex notes of red berries and spice, not at all over-ripe or baked in character. Palate is velvety and fresh, red fruited with vibrant acid. An excellent Richebourg for the vintage and the price.
The nose represents the best character of the 2003 vintage, ripe fruit, tempting, sexy and seductive. Oaky with the Richebourg's scent lies underneath. Very charming !!!
Woww...Full-bidied, well-rounded, dense and delicious with the powerful finished. Last bottle 2000 is nothing special but the 2003 makes me crazy so I have to buy the 2002, 2005 and 2006 soon. The good value Richebourg....
Drink now - 2016.....should be opened 2 hours before drinking.........94-96+/100...............
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(Alain Hudelot-Noellat Richebourg) Bricking medium dark red color with pale meniscus; touch of brett, baked red berry, VA, red bean nose; roasted red berry, baked cherry, raspberry palate with sweet tannins and some charm, needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish
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