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Bordeaux horizontal 2003

November 13, 2017

Bordeaux 2003

It is amazing to see that at the age of 14, these wines from the most torrid and hot vintage 2003 in France, show very little signs of this hot vintage, on the contrary the freshness has appeared and the wines are now hedonistic and opulent with a perfect balance… and some wines are becoming legendary like the Clos Fourtet St-Emilion “1er Grand Cru Classé B” 2003!!

2003 Château Lagrange – St. Julien
Color is still pretty dark for a 14 year old wine… Huge nose of cedar, leather, ripe black fruit, sandalwood, textbook St-Julien nose… Very black taste, fresh integrated tannin with black fruit in the background, very nice! (92 points)

2003 Château Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse – St. Émilion Grand Cru Classé B
Huge nose of mokka, chocolate, hint of mint, very black fruit… Nice sappy and elegant tannin, red and black fruit, good freshness…. Absolutely no signs of hot vintage here, I can’t believe this is the same wine I tasted 10 years ago!!! (92 points)

2000 Château Haut Condissas Prestige – Medoc
Very cold and black nose, mineral, cold, iron, characoal… Dry tannin, very black fruit, super fresh, not very long, goes better with food… (89 points)

2003 Château Saint-Pierre – St. Julien
Cigar box, cèpes de Bordeaux, Havana cigar, sous-bois, red cherries… Quite light, but building up in the mouth, super ripe silky coating finishing on ripe strawberries and fresh aftertaste. (93 points)

2003 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Terreus Pago de Cueva Baja
Huge nose of coffee, chocolate, very ripe black fruit, hint of mint… Loads of ripe red and black fruit, almost syrupy, still fresh, super modern! (94 points)

2003 San Giusto a Rentennano La Ricolma Toscana IGT
Loads of iodine, dark chocolate, minty, red berries, sandalwood… Cold and fresh tannin, high acidity, red berries, super super fresh, absolutely nos signs of warm vintage here! (96 points)

2003 Château Léoville Poyferré  – St. Julien
WOW nose of cigar box, huge leather, ripe black fruit, characoal… Very nice concentration of ripe strawberries, coated with super silky tannin, cèpes de Bordeaux, lenght of 30 seconds! (96 points)

2003 Clos Fourtet – St. Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé B
Huge nose of ripe and very black fruit, mineral, characoal… delicious taste of black chocolate, super dark fruit, characoal, mineral, aftertaste of 60 seconds… Whaouw, whaouw, whaouw, what a great mature Bordeaux!!! (99 points)

 

 

 

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