L'Aventure Optimus 2003

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The inky/purple-tinged 2003 Estate Cuvee (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, and 6% Petit Verdot) exhibits a restrained/reticent bouquet. With coax... Read more

66% Cabernet sauvignon, 28% Syrah and 6% Petit Verdot. Bright, dark red. Liqueur-like yet lively aromas of blackberry, maraschino cherry, graphite,... Read more

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to aromas of smoke, black currants, cigar tobacco, and incense. Thi... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The inky/purple-tinged 2003 Estate Cuvee (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, and 6% Petit Verdot) exhibits a restrained/reticent bouquet. With coaxing, lovely aromas of camphor, cassis, truffles, and vanilla emerge from this full-bodied, powerful, sweet blend. It boasts both profound depth and formidable structure. Forget it for 2andndash;3 years and enjoy it over the following 10andndash;15.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

66% Cabernet sauvignon, 28% Syrah and 6% Petit Verdot. Bright, dark red. Liqueur-like yet lively aromas of blackberry, maraschino cherry, graphite, violet, licorice and dark chocolate. Very suave and silky, with lovely acids leavening the wineandrsquo;s sweetness. Began a bit youthfully grapey, but the black fruit flavors were joined by spices, pepper and licorice as the wine opened in the glass. Very long, very ripe and impressive. Asseo describes this wine as his interpretation of Paso Robles.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to aromas of smoke, black currants, cigar tobacco, and incense. This powerfully constructed, layered Cabernet builds incrementally on the palate displaying terrific ripeness, huge tannins, and plenty of mass and structure. Forget it for 2–3 years, and drink it over the following 12–15, although I suspect it may last for two decades.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/16/2009

Firm tannins dominate the texture and give this young wine an austere edge, with only glimpses of wild berry, currant and spice. On the finish the tannins return to center stage. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2009. 2,000 ca


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Saturated, deep ruby. Roasted black fruits, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose; porty in a positive way. Then impressively intense and juicy, with powerful flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Lovely acidity gives definition to this powerful but fine-grained wine. Boasts terrific intensity and finishing fruit. Finishes with broad, huge but fine tannins and noteworthy persistence. This distinctly bold cabernet carries about 16% alcohol.


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05/18/2009


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