Nose of coffee/mocha, smoke, spice and red fruit. Cherry and darker fruits (plum) on palate, with oak undertones as well as some feral, earthy notes. Round and very pleasant. Clean finish with smooth tannins.
Tasty but when compared to the "06 it just can't compete.
This is the wine that changed my life.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/07