Chateau Musar Red 2003, deep, intense ruby in colour, has a complex, intriguing array of aroma: toasted bread, cigar box, fresh tea, plums & Eastern spices. On the palate, there are mature fruits: plums, figs & cherries with hints of tea leaves & dark chocolate. The wine is intense & gregarious, the first taste releasing complex notes of currants, cherries & spice. The structure is light & airy, blending Musar's classic fruit flavours with a hint of game & finishing with a cleansing acidity. Our first indications were that the 2003 vintage would be full-bodied, powerful with great length & 7 years later upon release in 2010, we have been proven right: these will be defining characteristics of 2003.