After a fairly wet winter, the heat during the summer of 2003 was so scorching that it wit will stay in everyone’s memories. The heat record of 40°C was even overreached several times in June, July and August.
Picking started around September 4th and lasted for nearly one month until the 2nd of October. The different varietals were thus gathered at the peak of their maturity. For the second year now, the berries have been sorted out manually twice, once before and once after destemming. Therefore only top qulity grapes are sent into the vats.
Period of harvest
From September 4th to October 2nd, 2003
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
The Wine Advocate by Robert Parker – 89 pts (2014/08)
« Spicy tobacco, black currant, Chinese black tea and earthy notes are present in this dark garnet-colored, medium-bodied, well-made Pessac-Leognan. It reveals some tartness along with good fruit and freshness and a fully mature character. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. »
The Wine Cellar Insider – 88 pts (2014/10)
« Fully mature, medium bodied, with no tannins remaining. The wine offers tobacco with red and dark berries and earthy characteristics. Drink this over the next few years. »
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F