(From 1982 Vintage) A dense, opaque garnet color is followed by notes of roasted meats, herbs, black currants, incense, and damp earth. Full-bodied, still extremely tannic (sweet but noticeable tannins), rich, and backward, where perfectly stored.
(From 2012 Vintage) Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Drink 2009-2030. Parker 94: " Bottled in July, 2005, the saturated ruby/purple-colored 2003 exhibits a tightly-knit, but promising nose of mulberries, blackberries, cherries, and hints of new oak and truffles. This 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot blend possesses a gorgeous texture as well as an expansive, exotic softness, and 13% alcohol (according to the proprietor, Madame Denise Gasqueton). Generous and rich, this high class, full-bodied wine will undoubtedly be more approachable than its closest spiritual sibling, the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. "
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006
Robert ParkerRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2004