March 9, 2018 - A good drink, especially at the price. Excellent fruit quality, still on the black fruit side, but 2003 was a vintage where the Bordelais were allowed to acidify, and I think that is more than evident in this wine in terms of what I would say is an odd imbalance. The fruit is excellent, but there is an odd acidic quality that dominates the finish. Acidification is an art, and maybe this estate didn't quite get it right this time. That said, I will have no problem drinking the rest of these bottles.
September 11, 2017 - Much better bottle than the last. Full bodied, fruit-forward, well-integrated tannins. Touch of spice, menthol and smoke. Mature. Drink over next 5 years.
February 22, 2017 - Bad bottle.
February 27, 2016 - Corked
February 25, 2016 - Lavender aromas with flavors of pencil lead and fig with a deft balance between modern and claret tendencies.
January 16, 2016 - Corked
January 2, 2016 - Plush and soft with a lot of stewed fruit. I am hoping it gets better in a few years.
October 11, 2015 - Drinking very well at this time. Remaining drinking window 12-24 months.
June 3, 2015 - Not a big fan of this wine. Too much oak and bit too much of an extracted prune-like taste. 2003 Cap de Faugeres fared much better.
April 16, 2015 - Another nice bottle of this wine. Needs a solid 3 hours in the decanter and its good to go. Still youthful and vibrant on the nose and palate. think this has a decent future ahead of it still.