Domain De Chevalier Rouge 2003:
90 points Wine Spectator: "Intense aromas of blackberry, cherry, tobacco and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful finish of ripe fruit and light earth. Very balanced and refined. Delicious already. Best after 2010." (03/06)
90 points Robert Parker: "Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt was brought in as the lead consultant at this noble estate in Pessac-Leognan. As a result, the tannins are sweeter, the oak is more subtle and better integrated, and the wine is more textured and complex. An evolved, complex bouquet of black currants, forest floor, smoked herbs, and sweet cherries as well as currants emerges from the 2003. It displays supple tannin, medium to full body, beautiful purity, and a classic, elegant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019." (04/06)
I got this bottle from Kenneth and after laying down for half a year, i decided to pop it a couple nites before shifting house..
Once opened, perfumed aroma of tobacco, cassis and black fruits filled up the room. Pencil shavings and cigar box detected as well. It just sings! On the palate, pencil lead, leather and cassis interwoven with black berry.Harmonious. at the end of the palate, there is a bitter mocha notes...
Superb, however, the palate could have more weight to achieve greatness..
Got this bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey from LCCT on my trip back from Shanghai.
Burning feelings in teh lung and bitter notes on teh palate..
It was a perfect accompaniment during cold rainy nites in KL....
Superb value for money!