2003 Devil’s Lair Red

This wine is Bordeaux style blend of 67% Cab Sauv, 25% Merlot and 8% cab franc. Dark in color with a nice mild nose of red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays red cherries and Cassis to match the nose along with some hints of plum and some lovely cab franc notes. Even at only 8% the cab franc is noticeable. On a medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and acidity on first opening that pass quickly and leave some nice tannins and smooth dryness. Interestingly I would say this wine still has some life to it, but I wouldn’t wait a whole lot longer or your won’t be appreciating the fruit. I would give it a solid 90. We paired it with a filet mignon and it went very well indeed. Yumm. I’ve had this one in my cellar since 2006 when it was given to me as a gift! So sadly not currently in the LCBO 🙁

From the LCBO web site at the time:
Full of powerful cassis-like fruit. Very good wine. Raw, floral, semi-sweet, a healthy squeeze of tannin and a reach of chocolate. Lots of ripe fruit, but balanced… Impressive. Drink: 2010-2016. Score – 92 (Campbell Mattinson, www.winefrontmonthly.com.au, 2006) $49.95

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