Sweet tobacco and plum with hints of leather and cassis on the nose. Full bodied, with big velvety tannins and lots of fruit. Very rich and powerful, even chewy. Give this some time to mellow out. Pull the cork after 2016.
Wow. This shows so much ripe fruit and berry character with just the right hint of lead pencil and spice. Full-bodied and very chewy. Big and powerful. Beautiful wine. Superb. *Top 100 Wines of 2006* (JS)
A brilliant effort, this 2003 displays a vigorous, intact, deep blue/purple color as well as notes of scorched earth, barbecue spices, incense, creme de cassis and cedarwood. Long, lush, medium to full-bodied, round and generous, this opulent Pauillac can be drunk now and over the next 5-8 years. (RP)
Full ruby-red. Expressive aromas of redcurrant, mocha, tobacco, minerals, grilled meat and cigar box. Big, rich, lush and sweet; velvety but with excellent vinosity and snap. A wonderfully solid wine that finishes with huge but thoroughly ripe tannins and rising flavor. A major success in 2003, with the sheer density and richness to develop in bottle for two decades or more. (ST)
On opening: Dark crimson still. Though the rim is decidedly pale already. Introvert and a bit closed on the nose. But attractive sweetness on the palate - just not very intricate in terms of flavours and with some dry tannins on the finish. I can't really see this ever shedding those dry tannins and acquiring real interest. I hope I am proved wrong. I initially gave it 16.5. From the decanter two hours later, with grouse: The wine was transformed. Beautifully expressive, the tannins much rounder, the whole thing quite supple enough. Instructive! 17.5/20 points. (JR)
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