(2003 Vintage) Good deep ruby. High-pitched nose dominated by black cherry. Dense and sweet but with a light touch. Distinctly minerally, sharply delineated wine that nonetheless seems less dense than the 2004 example. Still quite youthfully tight and firmly tannic, with an almost medicinal austerity. Today I don't find the liqueur-like sweetness.
Wine SpectatorRating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/05
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06