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    Hermitage 2003
    J.L. Chave
    ocb
    Bottle (6)
    "The perfect 2003 Hermitage has acquired extraordinary minerality as well as definition since I first tasted it 12 months earlier. Its inky/purple color is accompanied by glorious aromas of creme de cassis, black cherries, licorice, crushed rocks, and flowers. Prodigiously rich and full-bodied yet elegant and fresh, this is a tour de force in winemaking. There are no overripe, scorched, pruny, fig-like notes in this extraordinary Hermitage. It will be drinkable young, yet evolve for 35-40+ years." (100pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #163, Feb 2006)

    "The 2003 Hermitage is as profound as they come. Inky in color, with incredible kirsch, blackberry liqueur, flowers, licorice and hints of underlying meatiness, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, massively concentrated profile that has nothing out of place, seamless integration of its fruit, alcohol and tannin, and an overriding elegant, perfectly balanced feel. Drink it anytime over the coming three decades." (100 pts. Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate #212, Apr. 2014)


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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