Aline Conus – 2003 vintage tasting

Aline Conus was born in 1978 in Jura, Eastern France. She is a successful French business woman and marketing expert specialised in luxury goods, e-commerce and the Chinese market who lived in China for over 7 years. She studied at the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, at the famous University of Columbia and at the London School of Economics.

ST ESTEPHE

ST ESTEPHE

By Aline Conus

Cos D’Estournel (18)                                                           

 

Top form, great substance, rich and firm in the middle and very long finish. I always like Cos but this is exceptional, beautiful balance, ripe, wonderful wine.

 

Cos Labory (16)                                                                              

 

Deep, intense, ripe black fruit, opulent in the mouth, very appealing – and long, very good.

 

Lafon Rochet (15.5)                                                                        

 

Attractive, masculine cabernet character, ripe and round and well balanced, good wine.

 

 

Les Ormes de Pez (16)                                                                    

 

Soft, ripe, sweet, big and round. But still a firm backbone, and not overripe; great result.

 

Montrose (18+)                                                                    

 

Again, back on form, like the amazing 1990, this is black, intense, opulent, a great powerful wine which, without Bordeaux terroir giving the bite of acidity, tannin and mineral spice, would be like the very top Californians, but this is miles better; top stuff.

 

Phelan Segur (15)                                                                

 

Ripe, nice character, open nose, not great class, but very attractive.

 

By Aline Conus

 

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