A big masculine Hermitage tipping the scales at 15.2% alcohol. Incredible depth and length.
Vinous (Stephen Tanzer): 90-93/100
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker): 91/100
The dark plum/purple-tinged 2003 Hermitage possesses a fat, chewy nose of tar, chocolate, blackberries, cassis, and scorched earth. Dense, powerful, viscous, and long, it should drink well for 10-15 years.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. – 23 February 2006