2003 Château Puy Guilhem Fronsac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
Drink between 2009 - 2019 (Edit)
CT89.9 11 reviews
Label borrowed from 2000
Label borrowed from 2000
Label borrowed from 1986
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • tzelmer wrote: (89 points)

    July 12, 2014 - This was much better than anticipated. It showed mature characteristics and was well integrated and balanced. Savory notes were the most interesting. Black olives and herbs.

  • wine&roses wrote: (89 points)

    April 22, 2013 - Yes, it is now on the downhill slope. Still pleasant, but how lovely it was a year ago.

  • wine&roses Likes this wine: (90 points)

    March 28, 2013 - I am so grateful to Wineknurd for the heads-up. I hadn't planned to drink mine yet, but clearly now is the time. Yes, it's filled with sediment, but, carefully decanted, it is still lovely. And thanks too to Eric LeVine for the technology that makes all this communication possible.

  • WineKnurd wrote: flawed

    February 20, 2012 - 5 bottles in a row, dead and full of sediment. I guess 9 years was too much for this 03 Fronsac but it was a great wine while it lasted!

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  • WineKnurd wrote: (91 points)

    February 20, 2011 - 3rd bottle, 2nd wedding anniversary, dinner at Jujube in Chapel Hill. Tight nose and palate at first, dominated by earth and tannin, but opened up nicely over the course of the evening. With enough time, the nose offers up quite a bit of complexity- aromas of fruit (red currants, cassis pomegranate), spice (vanilla, cinnamon and anise), with hints of toast and earth as well. The palate is more black fruit and earth oriented, with cassis, black tea, anise, bell pepper, and some kale-like bitterness with the tannins. Acidity and body were both in the medium range, but this time the finish was notable longer than my initial bottle back in 08. Could be starting to come together and develop as a more complete wine. Can't wait to see how the next 10 bottles evolve over the next 10 years. Oh yes and my marriage too :) Staying with the A- rating as the wine's length and depth are not quite at that elite level, but going to give it the +1 from my previous score. My hope is that the palate will become more like the nose as the tannins lose their grip. We shall see...

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Puy Guilhem
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Fronsac

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 12 (17%)
  • Consumed 60 (83%)

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