Chateau La Couspaude 2003
Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Blend: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
"A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet, intense aromas of raspberries, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and spicy oak. Full-bodied and fleshy, with the wealth of fruit and extract hiding moderately high tannin, it reveals low acidity and 13.5% alcohol. This 17-acre vineyard owned by Jean-Claude Aubert continues to fashion modern-styled, flashy clarets that are blends of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard fared well in 2003 since it sits on clay and limestone soils. Yields were a low 35 hectoliters per hectare. As a postscript, I had this wine on four separate occasions. At one tasting, I rated it (91-93), noting it was the finest Couspaude I had tasted, with a personality reminiscent of a big 1990 St.-Emilion. It should drink well for 10-15 years. 91-93 points."
The Wine Advocate
"Aromas of blackberry, chocolate and toasted oak follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Refined and silky for the vintage. Best after 2007. 3,330 cases made. –JS
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