Rated 96 - The 2003 Vinsanto 12 Years Barrel Aged is the traditional blend (80% Assyrtiko, 10% each of Athiri and Aidani), aged in used French oak...
Rated 92 - This is really jammy on the nose, with hints of new toasted oak. Full bodied and generous, with lots of fruit and a soft velvety palate....
Rated 95 - Loads of crushed berries, with mineral, lightly toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, caressing...
Rated 93 - Slightly cooked fruit on the nose, with a toasted oak and meaty character. Full bodied, with round and chewy tannins and loads of fruit....
Rated 90 - Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The Climens ’03 has always been a capricious Barsac: brilliant out of barrel but found...
Rated 97 - What a nose here with incredible flowers and currants, with hints of forest fruits and dried fruits too. A very complex nose. A massive...
Rated 91 - Loads of currant, berry and light toasted oak on the nose with hints of milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a...
Rated 91 - 90-92 Barrel Sample. This is an intense, red-jelly flavored wine, packed with explosive fruit and sweet tannins. Watch for this estate...
Rated 100 - The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996,...
Rated 90 - Very jammy, with a peppery and meaty finish. Full bodied, with soft and round tannins and a yummy finish. A fruit forward, fun wine.
Rated 96 - Full, saturated red-ruby. Knockout nose combines redcurrant, tropical chocolate, leather, woodsmoke and nutty oak with exotic chocolate...
The varieties that collaborate to produce Château Musar White are particularly special; obeideh and merwah are indigenous to Mount Lebanon, their...
Rated 92 - The 2003 Chateau Musar is a very pretty, aromatic wine. Rosewater, dried flowers, orange peel and cinnamon all open up in the bouquet....
Rated 92 - It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require...
Rated 93 - This is a mouthful, with loads of fruit and truffle character. Exotic and wild, but starting to close. Give this five years.
Rated 94 - Pepe’s 2003 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a bomb. Tar, leather, scorched earth and black fruit emerge from this dark, imposing...