Saint Estephe, Bordeaux. 13%
Some dry, ripe 2003 aromas but this turned out to be quite fresh. Rich, young but not a study tannic St.Estephe, (quite approachable with food) now. If it were sweeter I might have mistaken it for a top Western Australian cabernet.
Judging purely from what’s in the glass now I don’t have any reason to doubt that this wine might live for a long while, but I also don’t see much need for aging it a long time. The benefit of 2003 claret is that it drinks early.