Author Frank KSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 05/26/2012Drink Dates 2003-2015
Bottle opened for about 2h, no decant.
This was drinking very nicely...
Classic nose of tobacco and cassis. Medium to full bodied on the palate with a smooth and very balanced finish. Really smooth tannins. Seems to be at its peak but definitely not over the hill...
Paired perfectly with duck leg confit.
Author Daniel BSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 10/20/2003Drink Dates 2003-2012
This wine could easily be mistaken as hailing from California rather than Bordeaux. The new wave high shouldered/sloped bottle only makes the potential confusion more apt to occur. (The new bottle truly looks hideous and can'tbe winning Perse any friends from the Bordeaux old guard.) 60% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A huge nose of toasty oak, spice, and dark fruits. Thick and rich in the mouth with significant tannin. A big blowsy Loni Anderson kind of wine. You would be well served to save a ton of cash and buy the '98 or '99 Monbousquet rather than the 2000. Both of those vintages are better than this wine ? the 2000 is coming dangerously close to caricature.