Red

2003 Château La Couspaude

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • fitchbuck Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 11, 2019 - Spices & toasted oak; somewhat rustic. Sweet fruits but starting to fade; still has some years left though. Polished this puppy off solo in a few hours [read: easy drinker!] Nice get on auction for $23. 90-91

  • Susanville43 Likes this wine:

    January 16, 2017 - Very happy with this wine to go with some pizza on MLK Day. Vinturi'd into a decanter for an hour plus and was drinking great from the first glass. Black cherry and other dark fruits on the nose and easy drinking with just enough smooth tannins left. We just love what some time in bottle can do with Bordeaux.

  • Pinoteer Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 18, 2016 - A little too much oak upon opening. But, after an hour in the decanter, the oak blended into the black fruit and CF notes. Still notable tannins, but very drinkable. Could be fresher, but for the vintage, this is not too flabby. This wine works well with the beef noodle soup that we made for dinner.

  • Le Gaulois Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 19, 2015 - Bien meilleure que la première bouteille, avec Onglet de bœuf et bavette... miam Sur les fruits noirs, tabac, vanille longue finale. Complexe avec un très joli nez.

  • amateurwino wrote: 92 points

    January 2, 2015 - A good example of how 2003 can be a very fun vintage to drink now, for Bordeaux. This is ripe and fruity as you'd expect from the conditions of '03, with enough Bordeaux typicity (graphite, earth etc.) to not be mistaken for a New World merlot or cab. The finish doesn't show a lot of breed and class for the future, so this isn't a very serious wine, but it's seriously fun to drink now. The group all thought this was gorgeous.

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

    (Château La Couspaude) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2005 (link)

    (Ch La Couspade St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

    (Ch La Couspade St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

    (Chateau La Couspaude Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Bordeaux Wine Tasting, Episode #230, 5/3/2007 (link) 91 points

    (CHATEAU LA COUSPAUDE) #2; COLOR-really nice; NOSE-really focused blackberry, syrupy, dark chocolate, nice nose; TASTE-very well rounded, huge palate grip, great structure, very smooth & lush, a steal for $30, very lively, New World & Old World, really good; WS-91; GV-91

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Couspaude
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Code 071570017026

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 139 (49%)
  • Consumed 146 (51%)

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