Neil, I have some of those Le Dome. The 2003 is fully evolved , even from magnum (I have one left but the one I had last year was all coffee dark fruit with zero tannin and very soft). If you have more than one of the 03s try one soon depending upon how mature you like your wines. Agree with the 01, a brilliant drop, the 04 is pretty good too.As part of the Zoom Richard mentions a few of the local BWC contingent decided on a little last minute dot com sharing. We poured each wine into empty 250ml bottles around 16:30 and recapped. All were sipped between 20:15 and 23:15 (!) in ISOs.
We had a 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione which whilst off topic for this thread was intriguing. Was understated initially but the three tasters on the call all found a rich liquorice character to develop with a classic sour cherry note too. Did show its 14.5% but good gear.
A 2001 Le Dome was also a joy to sip through; although not my bottle I have one or two in the cellar from the same consortium. Initially very blue fruited with a almost new worldy mintiness this really opened up over the evening. In time a real graphite character coming through tanins fully resolved. Have not had many clarets with this amount of Cab Franc (c. 75%). Wonder what my 2003 will be like? Maybe share with some of you at a 20 years on dinner in a couple of years.
Finally a 2001 Vieux Télégraphe. Really enjoyed this too. Paler that the other two wines. Light on its feet with glorious savoury red fruits, some white pepper and just a nod to something a little kirsch like. Very VT. Something earthy too. Yum.
Miss tasting in the same room, open sided tent with air heaters and a scotch egg, ...