2003 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien
Mint, blackberry, and currant on the nose follow through to a full body, with soft velvety tannins and a new wood and ripe fruit aftertaste. Tight and firm, but wait until after 2012 to pull the cork.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Beefy, masculine, vigorous, full-bodied wine, the 2003 Saint-Pierre is just beginning to hit full maturity. A lovely bouquet of cedarwood, forest floor, roasted herbs, black currants, new saddle leather and spice is followed by a long, well-made, beefy, rich, voluptuously textured wine with low acidity and ripe tannin. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. (RP)
Blackberry, spice and tobacco follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and sweet, ripe fruit. Long finish. Refined. All in harmony.
Still quite purplish. Very dense and ambitious. Lots of layers and a brûlée note but with real interest too. Slightly chewy tannins. But this is recognisably proper wine!