Very little fruit on the nose, thin and smells oxidized; lovely acidity, leather and old drawer, but – to me – quite far over the hill. A very disjointed wine quality wise. With some time in the glass it comes together and becomes a bit more interesting, this is mainly due to some complexity emerging.
A thin and somewhat oxidized nose; Good acidity/freshness, some pencil shaves. Thus, better in the mouth. Not bad for 35 year old petit chateau! When released I wondered whether the fruit would die out before the tannins resided. They somehow survived the tannins. Another example of successful 75’s.
The cork was very loose and disappeared into the bottle at the first attempt to insert an opener. Signs of seepage. Dark golden, rather evolved color; Some volatile acidity. Burned sugar in a pleasant way, some almond drops (a slightly synthetic smell); Shortish and lacks complexity and refinement. Probably stored in a way (too warm?) that made the cork contract.