The Annual Red Bordeaux Report (May 2003)

Deep red-ruby. Very ripe but fresh aromas of redcurrant, minerals, tobacco and coffee. Sweet, supple and deep, with rich, musky flavors of dark berries, chocolate, mocha and espresso. Youthfully muscular, slowly unfolding wine, with good primary fruit character. Finishes with firm but fine tannins that will require at least five or six years of additional bottle aging.