I really enjoyed this wine. Given to me by my best friend, I knew he had purchased a decent Bordeaux. 2003 was a weird vintage in the Bordeaux region, extreme heat led to high alcohol, unbalanced wines that could potentially fade quickly. The tannins on this one are slightly advanced for it’s age but this is a good thing. The fruit is transforming and the wine is balanced. A fine pick from St. Emilion.  4 stars- but drink soon