Otto Nieminen wrote:The Lagrange 2003 isn't going down easily. We still didn't enjoy it today, so we opened up another wine instead.
Dark, purple. The nose seems more evolved than the colour. It shows a bit of earth and herbs and cassis, cigar and lead amidst the very ripe, raspberry-like, fruit. It isn't spoofulated, but it does show a bit of raisiny character. There is starting to be a little of leafiness to it, but it seems very young (but open).
The fruit is very ripe, the tannins are rather soft, the acidity is surprisingly fine for the year but it cannot mask the slight raisiny quality of the fruit. Nice and savoury aftertaste. It doesn't seem spoofulated, and it doesn't seem too badly marred by the obviously warm year.
What is it?
Otto Nieminen wrote:What is it?
Dale Williams wrote:Hmm, so cassis/lead/cigar etc sounds like Bordeaux, even if raspberry doesn't.
The references to year sound like 2003, although other years might work depending on region.
I don't think it would be ripasso,because Otto is presenting the raisininess as a bit of a flaw.
Due to the references to leafiness and raspberry, I think the CF guess is good, let's say 2003 Loire.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Just bumping this up, things are pretty slow eh. More clues????
Those Sociando notes elsewhere, Otto, you mention "raisiny" there too.
Dale Williams wrote:I'm guessing one of the Labegorces or Cantenacs.
Marc D wrote:I hate to jump in when Dale and others have done all the work, but a '99 Cantenac Brown I remember had some cassis, tobacco and red fruits, like cranberry. In a riper year I could see raspberries. So Cantenac Brown?
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