2000 vintage. Briar, earth and slight brickish nose. Color as if bottled yesterday. Light-medium/medium body. Throwing some serious sed. Decanted for two hours and a little watery on the concentration but plenty of fruit. I suspect this would have fared better with a six hour decant/lounge sesh. Also follows on the heels of last week’s massive and undying 1990 vintage so there’s that. — a day ago
Very 2003. Plush, leaning a touch overripe for my palate, but still well-managed. On the nose: dense black fruit, with loads of plum. Lovely density, weight and acidity. Comes off more elegant on the palate. Softer tannin than expected on the finish, but maybe it was just covered up by ripe fruit. — 14 days ago
Black currant and plum amidst loamy earth and wet espresso grounds, light black peppering and river rock. Violets. Young! Grainy tannins, dried lavender and violet, dried savory, cedar, maduro tobacco, bing cherries, black cherry skin, and underripe blackberries and black currants. Do yourself a favor and age this vintage.
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#misenbouteilleauchateau — 5 days ago
Pop and pour. Jammier and riper than every other vintage I've had. On the nose: jammy red fruit, a hint of leather, but the jam overpowers everything else. On the palate: sweet tobacco, soft spice, oodles of blackberry and blueberry jam; good acidity, soft, finely grained tannin on the finish. Solid, but not my favorite vintage. — 15 days ago