October 11, 2019 - Awesome nose of black currant, mushroom, chocolate, vanilla, and smoked pepper. It jumped right out from bottle. Wine is in dark ruby color, very concentrated. On palate it was austere at first and became smooth and round in 45 mins. It lacks a bit of acidity at the end to finish the wine where it turned flat. I think it's a typical 03 left bank.
October 10, 2019 - No real detailed notes, as I was enjoying this too much with my perfectly cooked ribeye! Classic Pauillac to me--lovely fruit, graphite, not heavy and some ripe tannins poking around. Not fully mature but in a very good place now. Can't wait to try again!
September 23, 2019 - Delicious pre-op bottle!
September 5, 2019 - Slightly corked
August 29, 2019 - Deep dark purple color.
Tasting note after opened for 24 hours with cork replaced.
Big and concentrated.
Complex with dark fruit and cassis.
Dusty tannins and sandalwood on the 45 second finish.
Still pretty fresh.
August 16, 2019 - Big, bold and ready to drink. Lots of dark, full, tobacco fruit. Actually not a lot of complexity, subtlety. But fruit is mature and drinking well. Solid, very good.
August 16, 2019 - Mildly corked.
August 11, 2019 - Opened an hour or two before dinner (though no decant), and singing from the get-go. Would have been even better with a 2 hour decant, but this was another outstanding '03 Northern Medoc, and a quintessential Pauillac.
August 10, 2019 - Needs time to settle done. Very ripe tones still present in spite of close to two hour decant. Might be a function of the hot vintage.
August 10, 2019 - Fabulous wine!