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It's been a decade, so why not have a look at how the 2003 vintage is progressing. If you have some 2003's in your cellar and would like to partake, please declare your bottle and share your thoughts. It was a warm season to be sure, so it will be interesting to see how these wines are developing. I will be uncorking a 2003 Château Malescot St. Exupéry sometime soon. Cheers.


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Are you wanting these tasted and posted in January?
 
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It's up to the taster. It would be nice to see a variety of Chateaux appear in the next few weeks, but over time I am sure several will be posted. Just trying to create a shared experience that will hopefully be fun and informative for those who wish to participate and for those that are curious to look in and see how the vintage is coming along.


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It's up to the taster. It would be nice to see a variety of Chateaux appear in the next few weeks, but over time I am sure several will be posted. Just trying to create a shared experience that will hopefully be fun and informative for those who wish to participate and for those that are curious to look in and see how the vintage is coming along.


Okay, trying to understand the goals and objectives. There was a time on this forum that we had a specific tasting of the month.
 
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I think that would be a great thing to resurrect.


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I think that would be a great thing to resurrect.


I seem to recall we ran out of host but not sure really.

I do know we had a few themes no one cared much about.

Looks like you have rejuvenated the idea. Smile
 
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So, what will you be opening from that infamous beautiful cellar of yours?


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So, what will you be opening


I'm not a fan of '03 Bordeaux in general, but did buy a few chateaus. Let me go look to see if I have any here at the house.

Report back soon.
 
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P-Soup, red only?
 
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i only have a haut brion and a mouton from 03 left =(


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P-Soup, red only?

Whatever you like. No rules. Just a peek at the vintage.


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I'll open a Lagrange.


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But the 2003 harvest wasn't until Sept/Oct. The calendar says it's 10 years, but the wine has nearly another year ahead.


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Dave popped a Pontet Canet a while back and while it was really nice, I think it would be much better in 10+ years. I wouldn't be opening any big boys at this point.
 
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I opened a 2003 Lagrange on release and really liked it, for all the wrong reasons. It was big, forward and fruity. Interesting to see how it has evolved. Will dig one out. The rest of my few 2003s will rest a while longer methinks.....

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I will open a 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc.
 
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It's been a decade, so why not have a look at how the 2003 vintage is progressing. If you have some 2003's in your cellar and would like to partake, please declare your bottle and share your thoughts. It was a warm season to be sure, so it will be interesting to see how these wines are developing. I will be uncorking a 2003 Château Malescot St. Exupéry sometime soon. Cheers.



I opened a double Mag of this up over the summer....it was drinking decent but needs time IMO


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I also opened a Lascombes over the Christmas Holiday and this was drinking quite well for a Cali Cab Smile....I dont think it will improve much but should be fine for 5-7 more years IMO

I have several 03's....not my favorite 'style' of bordeaux but it satisfies a craving periodically.


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03 Clerc Milon that we had over Christmas - very fruit forward and tasted like Cal. Cab but with Bordeaux nose. Was party of a vertical of 95, 97, 01, 03 and 05 (perhaps one or 2 other vintages). Very enjoyable
 
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I will open a 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc.


Nice. I think I opened my last Carbonnieux (sp?) Blanc last year.


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I will look through my 03s and see what I have. Probably not at peak, but I don't mind a little infanticide in the name of science.


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2003 Château Petit Bocq - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (12/26/2012)

Drank my last bottle at Christmas. No formal notes other than an opinion that this wine is about as good as it will get and there is no need to hold it any longer. 87 points.

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I will open a 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc.



Be curious how this compares to the 00' or 05' which are fantastic IMO.


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i'm gonna see if i can source something to contribute to the cause...
 
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I'll open a Chateau Pibran. Next time I have some dead red meat for dinner.
 
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